Greece Crete Airport Strike
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Greek General Strike
Monday May 21st, 2018 A new general strike has been announced it's Wednesday May, 30th. So far dockers will leave ferries tied to port. Nothing on planes or air traffic control yet.
Two biggest unions in Greece are planning a general strike for Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, GSEE and ADEDY.
Plan for the worst.
Olympic Air, Aegean airlines and Skyexpress will have a revised schedule, as with other public transportation.
Greek air traffic control
Greek air traffic controllers will strike for 4 hrs this Wednesday 17 May 2017.
Airlines will be grounded from 11am to 3pm. Call your airline.
Ferries will be tied to ports from Tuesday, the 16th dockers extend strike from two to FOUR DAYS! Best call your boss.
International trains will stop at the border as Greek railway workers will stop working for 24 hours.
Athens - Wednesday buses and trolley will only work between 9am and 9pm. Metro, electric railway lines and trams will run between 9am and 4pm only. The Metro will stop at Doukissis Plakentias station, you will have to gt a cab to the airport, if you are lucky to find one.
Greek journalist will strike for 24 hours starting 6am, Tuesday 16th May 2017, no newspapers or news websites will not be updated.
2016 Greek strikes
Greek Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-Sunday October 9, 2016 Strike cancelled yesterday afternoon, after airlines had gone all out with cancellations left right and centre, thousands of passengers displaced. Some passengers fortunate to have another day in the sun. All four days of industrial action have been cancelled.
Update:-7 October, 2016 Nothing in the news today. Best call work, tell them you are stranded.
Update:-6 October 2016 Strike will start 9pm UTC time Saturday 8 October and end the 10th 9pm UTC (hate UTC time, am I the only one)
5 October 2016 Greek air traffic controllers will walk of the job with four, 24 hour strikes.
Disaster for thousands of passengers, Greek air space will be closed.
Sunday 9 October, 2016
Monday 10 October
Wednesday 12 October
Thursday 13 October
New foreign bosses imposing changes, expecting efficiency.
Crete airport strike
It's possible strike may be deemed illegal. Union has given required amount of notice.
Olympic and Aegean will post a list of cancelled flights. Call your airline.
12 April 2016 Heads up! Another Greek general strike is being planned for after the Greek Easter which is on May 1, 2016. This time its for 48 hours. Stay in touch www.easytravelreport.com so far air traffic control is not joining in.
Old strikes from 2016 left up for you insurance companies!
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Greek air traffic control strike have joined in the mayhem. Late notice and disrupting thousands of passengers. Call your airline, get a hotel booked. (check back, we are updating)
Strike starts 9pm Wednesday
strike ends Thursday 11pm.
Flight connections leaving from the Greek Islands connecting to Athens International and from Cyprus, Crete, Corfu becomes challenging to say the least. This information was released about 5pm local time today.
4 April 2016 News out from dockers they will strike April 8 for 24 hours, there goes your ferry connection.
28 March 2016 Announced today, Crete airport strike, Greek civil servants will strike for 24 hours, Thursday 7 April, 2016. Massive participation of workers is expected. If you are flying with national airlines Olympic or Aegean you can count on your flight being brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. Call your travel agent. More information to come out in the week.
Farmers will join in strike action. That means give yourself plenty of time to get to your airport as farmers will likely be blocking road to your airport. Expect road blockages starting by 6am. Same with borders if driving.
Perhaps you need to know Italian air traffic control is also planned this week.
Old strikes that we caught in 2016 already!
19 January 2016 General strike is planned for Thursday, 4 February
If you are flying with Olympic Air or Aegean Airlines expect your flight to be delayed, canceled or brought forward. Starting Wednesday.
Last years strike action
31 July 2015 Flights to and from Crete - Heraklion flights will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to four hour Greek air traffic control strike Wednesday August 5, 2015. Call your airline and follow along with us at
1 July 2015 Ryanair letting Greeks buy tickets with cash. It's not just France for air traffic control strikes see www.easytravelreport.com 22 May 2015 Greek airport workers will strike Sunday and Monday 31 May and June 1. Details as to what flights will be effected is not known. National airline Aegean Airlines likely to take the brunt of it see www.easytravelreport.com
Last years industrial actions 2014
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
13 July 2014 Greek airport's over capacity, expect delays.
Last years industrial actions
August 2013 Olympic Air will pull the route to Athens in the fall. You can get a refund or transfer to Aegean.