European Flights Could Be Disruptive By Strike Action

People thinking of travelling abroad over the next couple of days could find their flights being disruptive as a result of a Europe wide general strike which will begin on Wednesday 14th November 2012.

Unions in Greece, Portugal, Spain and the Canary Islands are backing the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) strike action, which is certain to cause misery to thousands of holidaymakers looking to get away from the horrible UK weather.

 

‘Strike Action To Cause Misery To Spanish Flights’

 

EasyJet has been forced to cancel 26 flights as a result of the strike action, these flights include flights to Barcelona and Madrid as well as Athens.

TAP Portugal have said that many flights have been cancelled as part of the strike action which includes flights to Lisbon and Oporto.

Airlines have warned people who are booked on flights during the strike action to check their website to make sure their flight has not been cancelled.

EasyJet said: “We regret this situation and are doing our utmost to reduce the inconvenience caused by this action”.

 

The Foreign Office said on its website: “Public transport within Spain and services at Spanish airports are likely to be significantly disrupted and public demonstrations in city centres may also affect local services on the 14 and 15 November.”

 

If you are planning to go away in the next couple of days then please check with your airline before going to the airport to make sure that your flight is still available.