Travellers hit by strikes in Britain, Greece and France

Travellers hit by strikes in Britain, Greece and France

Airline passenger face a day of chaos today with combined strike action by Greek air traffic controllers and UK border agency staff.

Disruption is being compounded by a walk out by taxi drivers across Paris which will affect transfers into the French capital from its two airports, Charles De Gaulle and Orly.

EasyJet is among airlines warning of disruption to flights to and from Greece for the second day in succession. The budget airline has cancelled a service between Paris and Athens.

Ryanair, which was forced to cancel six flights yesterday and one today, advised passengers due to travel on routes to Greece to monitor its website for updates on services.

British Airways has re-scheduled two flights from Athens to London this morning and this evening due to the Greek air traffic controllers’ action taking place between the hours of 5am-9am and 3pm-7pm local time.

Travellers to the UK can expect delays and additional queues at airports and ports due to the civil service strike planned to start this evening and running all day tomorrow (Thursday).

Yesterday the UK Borders Agency went so far as to suggest travellers avoid flying. The Guardian reported the UKBA had written to airlines suggesting that some passengers may experience delays and suggested “those passengers who can travel on an alternative day may therefore wish to do so”.

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