Sunday, June 26, 2011

Air Traffic Control strike announced for Tue 28 & Wed 29 June 2011


The air traffic controllers announced that they will participate in the 48hrs general strike of 28 & 29 June 2011. 
Their participation is intended to be in the form of 4hrs work halts twice a day:
Tue 28/6  08:00-12:00 and 18:00-22:00 (local times)
Wed 29/6 08:00-12:00 and 18:00-22:00 (local times)

Moreover, the Federation of Associations of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority decided to paticipate too in the general strike with 4-5hrs work halts:
Tue 28/6  07:00-12:00 and 18:00-22:00 (local times)
Wed 29/6 07:00-12:00 and 18:00-22:00 (local times)

We will keep you updated in case of any changes as due to high tourist traffic it is possible for the strike to be minimized further or even cancelled.

LINKS
Air traffic controllers announcement in english and in greek

Federation of Associations announcement in greek

FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS FOR WED 29 JUNE (UPDATE) 
DOMESTIC AIRLINES
Aegean Airlines (full list
Cancells: A3202/203 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
Alters schedule: A3216/217 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
A3722/723 Thessaloniki-Rhodes-Thessaloniki

Olympic Air (full list)
Cancells: OA706/707 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA714/715 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA876/877 Rhodes-Heraklion-Rhodes
OA090/091 Rhodes-Karpathos-Kasos-Sitia-Kasos-Karpathos-Rhodes
OA094/095 Rhodes-Karpathos-Rhodes
Alters schedule: OA700/701 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA710/711 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA034/035 Rhodes-Kos-Leros-Astypalaia-Leros-Kos-Rhodes

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Cyprus Airways (press release
Alters schedule: CY468/469 Larnaca-Heraklion-Rhodes-Heraklion-Larnaca (new departure time from Larnaca 21:45 / from Rhodes after midnight).

Thomson Airways (UPDATE
Alters schedule: TOM7338/7339 East Midlands-Rhodes-East Midlands (new departure time from East Midlands 17:00 / from Rhodes after midnight).

So far no flights to/from Rhodes seem to  have been cancelled. Nontheless, if you are travelling on Wednesday, it is highly advisable to contact your airline/tour operator/travel agent in order to get official information.

Below you can find links for various airlines that have announced cancellations/alterations for various greek destinations:

Easyjet link
Jet2 link
Jetairfly link
Monarch link
Ryanair link
Thomson Airways link
TUIfly link 

FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS FOR TUE 28 JUNE
DOMESTIC AIRLINES
Aegean Airlines (full list
Cancells: A3202/203 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
Alters schedule: A3216/217 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
A3661/664 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
A3722/723 Thessaloniki-Rhodes-Thessaloniki

Olympic Air (full list)
Cancells: OA706/707 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA714/715 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA876/877 Rhodes-Heraklion-Rhodes
OA090/091 Rhodes-Karpathos-Kasos-Sitia-Kasos-Karpathos-Rhodes
Alters schedule: OA700/701 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA092/093 Rhodes-Karpathos-Rhodes
OA026/027 Rhodes-Kastelorizo-Rhodes

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Ryanair (press release)
Cancells: FR4991/4992 Milan BGY-Rhodes-Milan BGY 

So far only the above mentioned flight of Ryanair has been cancelled while no other flights to/from Rhodes seem to be affected. Nontheless, if you are travelling on Tuesday or Wednesday, it is highly advisable to contact your airline/tour operator/travel agent in order to get official information.

Below you can find links for various airlines that have announced cancellations/alterations for various greek destinations:

Easyjet link
Jetairfly link
Monarch link
Thomson Airways link

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