Saturday, October 15, 2011

Air traffic controllers' strike confirmed for 19 & 20/10/2011 - now 12 hrs strike


According to an updated NOTAM, the strike will be valid for only 12 hours - beginning 00:00 tonight and ending tomorrow 12:00 afternoon (local Greece times). All operations after this 12 hour period will return to normal both at all greek airports and greek air space. (Source)

Air traffic controllers confirmed their participation in the 48 hrs strike of next Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October. (Source).

UPDATE 17/10/2011
Easyjet has begun offering free transfer for their Greece's flights during the strike period. EZY7267/68 Liverpool-Rhodes-Liverpool, EZY8789/90 Gatwick-Rhodes-Gatwick and EZY8791/92 Gatwick-Rhodes-Gatwick are the flights to/from Rhodes affected for Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October. You can find more details as well as instructions on their website.

UPDATE 18/10/2011
Please do not take into account the below information as the change in strike duration will bring updates. We will try to update as soon as new info is available but do visit airlines' websites regurarly too.

FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS FOR WED 19  OCTOBER
DOMESTIC AIRLINES
Aegean Airlines (press release
Cancells: All flights to/from Rhodes except A3651/654 Athens-Rhodes-Athens-Rome-Athens
Alters schedule: -

Olympic Air (press release
Cancells: All flights to/from Rhodes except OA714/715 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA870/871 Thessaloniki-Rhodes-Thessaloniki
OA034/035 Rhodes-Kos-Leros-Astypalaia-Leros-Kos-Rhodes
Alters schedule: -

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Airberlin (press release) 
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: -

Easyjet (press release)
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: EZY8791/92 Gatwick-Rhodes-Gatwick-->new time: dep. Gatwick 18.55, dep. RHO 01.45  back to original time schedule: dep Gatwick 14:55, dep RHO 21:45


Monarch (press release)
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: -

Ryanair (press release)
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: -

Thomas Cook (press release) 
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: -

Thomson Airways (press release) 
Cancells: -
Alters schedule:   

TUIfly (press release)
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: -

UPDATE 19/10/2011
Airberlin and TUI, according to their websites, have re-scheduled flights for tomorrow based on the initial 48 hrs strike and have chosen to keep their schedules this way. Moreover, Aegean and Olympic will operate tomorrow on reduced scale-again. 

FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS FOR THU 20  OCTOBER
DOMESTIC AIRLINES
Aegean Airlines (press release
Cancells: All flights to/from Rhodes except A3200/650/651 Athens-Rhodes-Athens-Rome-Athens
A3216/217 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
A3722/723 Thessaloniki-Rhodes-Thessaloniki
Alters schedule: -

Olympic Air (press release
Cancells: All flights to/from Rhodes except OA706/707 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA714/715 Athens-Rhodes-Athens
OA870/871 Thessaloniki-Rhodes-Thessaloniki
OA876/877 Rhodes-Heraklion-Rhodes
as well as all PSO routes scheduled for Thursday
Alters schedule: -

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Airberlin (press release) 
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: AB 2142 Nuremberg - Rhodos-->New departure time 21.10.2011 04:50
AB 2777 Rhodos - Erfurt-->New departure time 21.10.2011 10:10
AB 2776 Erfurt - Paderborn-->New departure time 21.10.2011 13:00
AB 2776 Paderborn - Rhodos-->New departure time 21.10.2011 14:20
AB 2143 Rhodos - Nuremberg-->New departure time 21.10.2011 19:15
AB 3006 Düsseldorf - Rhodos-->New departure time 21.10.2011 05:50
AB 3007 Rhodos - Düsseldorf-->New departure time 21.10.2011 10:55
AB 2584 Dresden - Rhodos-->New departure time 20.10.2011 22:55
AB 2585 Rhodos - Dresden-->New departure time 21.10.2011 03:30

TUIfly (press release)
Cancells: -
Alters schedule: New departure times for the below listed flights:
X3 4262/63 Frankfurt-Rhodes-Frankfurt
X3 4244/45 Cologne-Rhodes-Cologne
X3 4588/89 Dusseldorf-Rhodes-Dusseldorf
X3 4412/13 Nuremberg-Rhodes-Nuremberg
X3 4312/13 Hannover-Rhodes-Hannover
X3 4332/33 Berlin Tegel-Rhodes-Berlin Tegel
X3 4706/07 Stuttgart-Rhodes-Stuttgart
X3 4292/93 Munich-Rhodes-Munich
X3 4510/11 Zweibrucken-Rhodes-Zweibrucken




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