Flight disruption warning in face of Portuguese ground handlers strike

Flight disruption warning in face of Portuguese ground handlers strike

Airlines flying to Portugal face disruption this weekend due to a planned strike by airport ground handlers.

The news came a day after air traffic controllers in the country lifted the threat of industrial action.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night amended its travel advice to warn of possible industrial action by ground handlers today and over the weekend.

“If you’re planning to travel over this period, check with your airline or travel company for more information,” the FCO said.

Monarch said it had been made aware of the ground handling strike action affecting Lisbon, Faro and Funchal airports due to take place from July 1-3.

The airline said: “Whilst we anticipate that there may be a disruption, we plan to operate a full schedule and would like to advise customers to check-in online where they can or arrive at the airport in plenty of time to check in for your flights.”

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