​Madeira Airport Strikes
Funchal Airport Strikes

February 2017 Airline price fixing? 
The Portugal News

​Portuguese Airport Security Strike
Will effect Madeira Airport this week-end 23rd and 24th June, 2017
SITAVA union workers from two airport security companies Prosegur and Securitas will strike for 48 hours. All airports will be involved including Azores and Madeira.
Likely to have skeleton crews working. To get through airport security quicker, put everything in luggage, keep hand luggage to a minimum. If leaving from Portugal get to your airport minimum three hours before your flight for updates see Easy Travel Report

Early strikes from 2017 effecting Madeira Airport.
Portuguese airport security strike by union workers planned
More news to give you aggravation. 
Saturday 29 April, 2017 Portuguese airport security, Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava), Prosegur and Securitas company workers threaten strike action between May 13 -17th at all Portuguese airports. 
This includes Azores and Madeira May 12th and 13th May when the Pope visits Fatima shrine.
May 13 -17, 2017 union is arranging 24 hour strikes. 
Get to your Portuguese airport at least three hours early. Bring minimum hand luggage to get through customs fast. Stay in close contact with your airline. 
This is an old dispute which has been going on what seems like for years. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail at the last minute and knock sense into them.
Don't expect news out till 24 hours before strike action is to take place. We will update on either here or Easy Travel Report
This new public holiday may effect your travel plans as well -
Papal holiday declared, country to shut down May 12, 2017 Portugal news

​Are you an easyJet passenger?  Stay in close contact with them as Portuguese airline cabin crew workers and ground crews have strike action planned this month. 
It’s possible EasyJet will bring in foreign crews.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 27, 28 and 29th, 2017 follow Easy Travel Report

SATA Strike
Update:- We found this article today dnoticias.pt

SATA Azores and SATA International
Madeira Airport Strike
Now you do know about the SATA strike in June?
follow with link below.
Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice for
Monday, Tuesday, May 1st and 2nd.
It’s not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews.
Flights to Ponte Delgada and Terceira and the mainland will be assured with TAP Portugal EasyJet and Ryanair.
Minimum service Lisbon - Pico, Lisbon- Horta
Your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. More information out closer to strike date. Follow along with us SATA Strike for updates


Last year 2016 sheenanigans
Portuguese Airport Strikes
Update:-Friday 23 December Here's an announcement from Portuguese Airports, don't bring hand luggage. Porto and Madeira airports to take brunt of strike action on Christmas Eve.
More information at Easy Travel Report

You should know Air France cabin crews are striking as with second busiest airline in France Aigle Azur this week and next. 
Add to this Spain’s Air Europa strike by pilots.
New French general strike is being planned.
For this and other travel strikes www.easytravelreport.com

Portugal Baggage Handlers Strike
Portugal Baggage Handlers Strike
July 1, 2016 Good news, TAP reported late last night that strike had been cancelled.

June 9, 2016 Portuguese baggage handlers will strike July, 1, 2 and 3 nationwide. Will effect flights from Funchal Airport, Madeira.
Union involved SITAVA, handling companies to be involved Groundforce, Portway, out sourced workers and temps. 5,000 workers in this sector 1,300 in SITAVA union. 
You know the drill, stay in touch with your airline, just take carry-on. All airport’s in Portugal will be hit
www.easytravelreport.com for updates

Old strikes from 2014

  ​                  Tap Airlines Strike
Flights to and from Madeira likely to be delayed.

TAP has a list of flights up TAP
National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) two sets of strikes planned:-
Thursday 30, October 2014
Saturday 1, November 2014
Sunday 30, November, 2014
Tuesday 2, December, 2014 follow along with us TAP Airline Strike  

19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans to and from Madeira Airport.

Lufthansa pilot strikeEasyJet Strike and Tap Airlines
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR
German Railway strike issues still not resolved

Old industrial actions for 2014
March 5, 2013 TAP Airlines and Sata Airlines Azores will strike later this month March 21-23. Not enough information given yet. Follow along with us Sata Airlines strike

Which carriers fly to/from/routes Madeira Funchal airport?

Here some other pages you might find more information, don't forget to check Easy Travel Report front page.
Portuguese air traffic controllers  Faro Airport  Lisbon Airport  TAP  SATA
Old Stuff
November 10, 2012 This airport will be hit by the general strike on the 14th. Nothing in the news to announce. Two cases of Dengue fever, so bring your spray.

Madeira Airport Strike June July 2012, Funchal, Santa Catarina 
by Portuguese airport workers and air traffic controllers. Call your airlines.

Update:-28 June 2012 Portuguese air traffic control and airport workers strike has been called off for more negotiations!!  Lucky you. Still on the books however is a strike by TAP pilots and threat by SATA Airlines pilots. 
Here we go again. Portugal and Madeira 
Portuguese air traffic control strike and other Portuguese airport workers will strike
29 June - 3 July.
Friday 29 June 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 30 June 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
Sunday 1 July 06:00 to 12:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Monday 2 July 06:00 to 12:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Tuesday 3 July 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
All Portuguese airport workers will be on strike 2 July in the morning only. If you are flying in/out Portugal on the 2 July, change your flight now at your convenience and not someone else's. 

29 and 30 June, 3 July (for the three days between 05:00 and 11:00 and between 17:00 to 21:00), 
July 1 and 2 July (from 05:00 to 11:00 and 16:00 to 22:00).

Old Stuff
Update:- 18 May 2012 Only two flights left Funchal today.
Update:- 17 May 2012 Some 17 flilghts were cancelled today.

Dates are:-
Expect flight delays or even cancellations.
11, 17, 18, 24 and May 25 
2 hours per shift from 07:00 to 09: 00, from 2-4 PM and from 9-11PM on the 
continent and Madeira). Here's what TAP has to say for the 11th.

To make matters worse, SATA Airlines may join in.
Dates are:-SATA pilots May 11,12 and 13 called off. Still on however is 18,19 and 20 May.

And to make matters even worse
CP Rail is striking.

And to make matters even more worse! Lisbon Metro has been on strike.

Who else is on strike today?
What's your airline up to?
Shaky Airline Status
Travel Industrial Action strike this week 2017

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