Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Airlines cancel flights to Greece


Airlines have been forced to cancel flights to and from Greece today as the country's air traffic controllers join a 24-hour general strike.


British Airways has cancelled seven flights between London Heathrow and Athens. Passengers are being given the option of cancelling with a full refund or rebooking.

BA's flights between London Gatwick and Thessalonika will operate but with lengthy delays.


Ryanair has cancelled its flights between Liverpool and Kos today and it will offer additional services tomorrow.


EasyJet has also cancelled flights between Gatwick, Manchester and Liverpool to Greece and is offering passengers refunds or a free transfer to other services. It is warning that flights overnight will be delayed.


By Linsey McNeill

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  • Not all airlines cancel flights

    Charter flights of course still operated, albeit rescheduled to avoid the closeout. This meant that yesterday we (Sunvil) were able to contact all our Rhodes pax due to fly today and advise them not to go to the airport this morning, rather get there for 1630 check-in for an 1830 departure. Those missing onward ferry connections were overnighted in Rhodes and will get the morning ferry, whilst inbound pax were given day rooms in Rhodes Town before being transferred to the airport. Inconvenient, yes, but no-one lost their holiday or their flight, no-one was left stranded, and no-one was left hanging around the airport for hours.

    By Dudley der Parthog, Wednesday, October 5, 2011

  • Greek strikers commit financial suicide

    Do these people not realise they are driving tourists away - I won't be recommending Greece to clients while ever they are striking. Stupid idiots.

    By pam jenkinson, Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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