Thursday, September 29, 2011

Air traffic controllers' 24 hrs strike confirmed for 5/10/2011


The air traffic controllers' association confirmed with a press release their participation in the 24 hours general strike of next Wednesday, 5 October.

We would like to remind you that the courts have no authority in strikes organized by the public servants' unions so there will be no flights on 5/10/2011 (unless the atc association changes its mind).

Wednesday for Diagoras means heavy traffic, especially from the UK, so get in contact with your ariline/T.O./travel agent as soon as possible.

We will continuously update this post whenever affected flights are officially announced by airlines.

Source in greek
Source in english

UPDATE 2/10/2011
Easyjet has just announced that it offers free of charge rescheduling for its Wednesday flights to/from Greece. (SOURCE)
As for Rhodes, both Easyjet's UK routes (Gatwick-Rhodes&Liverpool-Rhodes) are affected.

UPDATE 3/10/2011
So far only Aegean has announced on its website cancellations and alterations. Of course this doesn't mean that airlines don't inform their customers via other ways (personal e-mails, phone calls etc.). We will update affected flights whenever official info becomes available.

FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS FOR WED 5 OCTOBER
DOMESTIC AIRLINES
Aegean Airlines (press release
Cancells: All flights to/from Rhodes
Alters schedule: -

Olympic Air (press release
Cancells: All flights to/from Rhodes
Alters schedule: -

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Thomson Airways (press release) 
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: TOM2332/2333 Manchester-Rhodes-Manchester
TOM7322/7323 Birmingham-Rhodes-Birmingham
TOM3300/3301 Doncaster-Rhodes-Doncaster
TOM4330/4331 Gatwick-Rhodes-Gatwick
TOM7338/7339 East Midlands-Rhodes-East Midlands
TOM1376/1377 Newcastle-Rhodes-Newcastle
TOM6382/6383 Cardiff-Rhodes-Cardiff
TOM1356/1357 Glasgow-Rhodes-Glasgow
TOM6858/6859 Bristol-Rhodes-Bristol 

Easyjet (press release)
Cancells: EZY7267/7268 Liverpool-Rhodes-Liverpool
Alters schedule: EZY8789/8790 Gatwick-Rhodes-Gatwick

Monarch (press release)
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: MON7014/7015 Gatwick-Rhodes-Gatwick
MON3722/3723 Manchester-Rhodes-Manchester

Ryanair (press release)
Cancells: FR3111/3112 Bremen-Rhodes-Bremen 
FR9692/9693 Rome CIA-Rhodes-Rome CIA
Extra Flight: Bremen-Rhodes-Bremen for tomorrow 6/10

Thomas Cook (press release) 
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: TCX3104/3105 Glasgow-Rhodes-Glasgow
TCX6334/6335 Newcastle-Rhodes-Newcastle
TCX2072/2073 Manchester-Rhodes-Manchester
TCX5006/5007 East Midlands-Rhodes-East Midlands
TCX1486/1487 Gatwick-Rhodes-Gatwick

Jet2 press release

REST OF GREECE
Air berlin press release
Germanwings press release
TUIfly press release 

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