Flights cancelled as Greek air traffic controllers walk out on strike

Flights cancelled as Greek air traffic controllers walk out on strike

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Flights to and from all Greek airports have been cancelled today (Thursday) due to industrial action.

Air traffic controllers joined a 24-hour general strike by public sector workers in protest against planned reforms in the social security and pension system.

The walk-out will run until midnight across mainland Greece and the Greek islands.

Ryanair has grounded at least 90 flights to and from Greece in addition to six yesterday.

EasyJet has also cancelled flights as a result of the nationwide strike.

“We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact of the strike on our customers, and have taken the decision to proactively cancel a number of flights, allowing customers to re-organise their journeys,” the airline said.

British Airways warned that flights to and from Greece today will face “severe disruption”.

BA said: “As a result of the industrial action we have been forced to reduce our flight schedules.

“We will be using larger aircraft throughout Friday when the airspace has fully reopened to help affected customers and are doing all we can to reduce any disruption.”


Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air had to re-schedule a number of flights yesterday but most of today’s services have been cancelled.

Only flights to Larnaca in Cyprus are due to operate as originally scheduled, including a London service.

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