Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Flights to Portugal are expected to be hit by delays and cancellations for more than 24 hours from tomorrow evening due to general strike action in the debt-torn nation.
Airports will be hit by strikes from 21:00hrs on Wednesday until 04:00hrs on Friday, which will cause widespread disruption to travel.
Passengers travelling after 22:00hrs on Wednesday are being advised to contact their airline or travel agent before heading to the airport.
Portuguese pilots are also threatening to strike for a total of eight days, from December 9 to 12 and from January 3 to 6.
By Linsey McNeill
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.