Airlines have cancelled scores of flight to mainland Greece and the island due to a 24-hour strike.
Ryanair cancelled all of its 90 Greek flights due to the walk out, which includes air traffic controllers and condemned their actions.
It was said: “We truly apologize to all customers and passengers disrupted by these unjustified strikes- the fourth such ATC strike in the last three weeks- by ATC unions who are holding European consumers to ransom.”
“We call on the Greek Government and EU Commission to take action to prevent any further ATC disruptions. You cannot have a ‘single market’ in Europe, but then allow tiny national ATC unions to regularly close the skies over Europe, causing hundreds of thousands of passenger flights to be cancelled or delayed.”
Meanwhile EasyJet confirmed that it has cancelled flights to and from Greece and the Greek islands but did not disclose how many.
“We will communicate with affected customers directly via SMS using the details provided at the time of booking.”
Any affected customer will be offered a free of charge transfer to a new flight or a full refund.
It also advised passengers to allow plenty of extra time to get to the airport and consider alternative transport options where possible, as public transport services will also be affected.
British Airways has cancelled Athens flights and said it will be using larger aircraft and extra Athens services on Friday when airspace is fully reopened.
Olympic Air cancelled 36 scheduled flight sectors yesterday ahead of the walkout.
Flight delays may tend the Luton airport towards a great loss. It is also a hectic for passengers, to prevent from this hassle travellers must check once with the tour operator before leaving.
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Source: UK News