Base for Ryanair and
Tap Airline Portugal
Busy, busy airport.
We have a couple of strikes you might want to know. First Lisbon Metro strike is planned for 19 April, 2018.
Ryanair workers will cause hell for passengers over Easter week-end to and from Portugal
Airport security workers also threaten strike action on New Years day
Porto Airport Strike
23 December, 2017 Yes, yesterday Porto airport security workers called for strike action Christmas eve starting 00:01 hours and end 23:59 hours Christmas Day 2017. Strike will effect all Portuguese airports. If leaving from Porto Airport get to the airport earlier than usual. You don't want to get stuck at airport security and miss your flight. Keep hand luggage to a minimum and call your airline
13 December, 2017 You should know that Ryanair Portugal will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017.
Are you flying to France this week? See Easy Travel Report for French aviation strike actions
Porto do Metro
Machinist union has given strike notice. Metro workers will strike starting noon, Friday, 1 September till noon Monday, the 4th of September, 2017. This strike coincides with Red Bull Air Show
23 August 2017 Perhaps you need to know that SATA Airline strike has been cancelled along with Portuguese passport control strike.
Portuguese Airport Security Strike
This week-end 23rd and 24th June, 2017
SITAVA union workers. Airport security companies Prosegur and Securitas workers will strike for 48 hours. All airports will be involved including Azores and Madeira. If leaving Porto Airport come minimum three hours early, carry nothing in your carry-on to help the security check move faster. Arrivals be prepared for a wait and stay in close contact with your airline. Any updates will be Easy Travel Report front page TAP has several notices up
Update:-Faro Airport strike will start earlier and strike will end Sunday morning in Lisbon and Oporto.
Porto Airport closing for a few hours the 24th June, see TAP announcement
TAP Portugal Airline Strike
Announce today an unheard of strike by The Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (SITAVA) union workers.
These workers will make TAP airline passengers life hell from the June 3, 2017 to October 1, 2017.
TAP Portugal had a 35% increase in passengers this April and this way they are thanked. Stay in touch with TAP Portugal airline your flight could well be delayed or brought forward.
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 from Porto.
It’s possible EasyJet will bring in foreign crews.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 27, 28 and 29th, 2017 follow for this and other strike actions Easy Travel Report
Portuguese airport security strike by union workers planned
More news to give you aggravation.
AIRPORT SECURITY STRIKE
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
Old strikes from last year 2017
Portuguese Airport Strikes
Porto Airport Strike?
Thursday 29 December 2016 Unbelievable amount of flights cancelled from Porto today.
Tap Portugal, Lufthansa, Brussels Airline, Ryanair, Azores Airline, Iberia, Vueling, SAA and thats between 3pm and 6pm. What's going on? Later in the day less cancellations in departures but plenty in arrivals.
Monday 26 December 2016 Here’s the latest. The Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava) - Strikes this week are cancelled, baggage and airport security.Talks to begin again end of January. Good news.
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.
Old Strikes effecting Porto airport 2016
Portuguese Airport Security Strike
Porto Airport Strike
Wednesday 26 October 2016 Portuguese airport security strike is still on for tomorrow. Strike concentrated in Lisbon Airport.
4 October 2016 Private security workers will strike at Portuguese airports for 24 hours on Thursday, 27 October, 2016
These workers handle x-ray scanner and security belong to Federation of Industry and Service Unions (FETESE)
Get to your Portuguese airport minimal of four hours early to get through security. Might be tricky if you are connecting with a flight from Porto, Funchal - Madiera, Porto Santo.
Old news strikes been and gone
Lisbon Airport - Lisbon Portela Airport, Porto Airport, Funchal and Porto Santo
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.
Groundforce baggage handling at this airport.
Portugal Baggage Handlers Strike
July 1, 2016 Baggage handler strike was cancelled last night see TAP
June 9, 2016 Portuguese baggage handlers will strike July, 1, 2 and 3 nationwide. Will effect flights from Porto Airport.
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
Last year 2015 disruptions
Groundforce disruptions last year.
Saturday 29 August and Sunday, 30 August, 2015. Call your airline.
Handlers have not had a pay raise since 2008.
Lisbon Ferry Strike Action
Soflusa link between Barreiro and Terreiro do Paco in Lisbon
and Transtejo link between Cacilhas and Cais do Sodre
Lisbon ferry strike September Monday, 7 and Tuesday 8th.
Strike will last three hours per shift.
Old strikes for 2014
1 December 2014 Strike with TAP is dragging on. Over 138 flights have been cancelled so far. We have more information for you that you might find helpful. Lufthansa airline is on strike today and tomorrow. Strike will not interfere with Lufthansa subsidiaries. Israel and Italy both plan general strikes this month. The worst flight delays are going to come from Belgium. Charleroi and Brussels - Zaventem Airports will be basically closed. You don't want to be anywhere near it. Call your airline, change your flight www.easytravelreport.com
Tap Airlines Strike
TAP has a list of flights up TAP Might effect your flight from Porto Airport - missed connections?
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
Porto Airport baggage handlers will strike 8 - 9:30 am and 6:30 - 8pm on Thursday 7 August 2014. Call your travel agent or airline ASAP. 26 July 2014 TAP Airlines pilot's will strike Saturday August 9, 2014. Follow along at TAP Strike
July 2014 Announcement by EasyJet. They will open a base July 2015. Competition for Ryanair.
Old industrial actions for 2013
June 26, 2013 Portuguese general strike to start tomorrow. Portuguese air traffic controllers may cause delays from mainland to other countries. Flights to Porto have been given a reprieve and will not be effected by this strike. Nice news.
14 March 2013 Porto Airport strike by
TAP Portugal March 21, 22 and 23
Also included in strike Portugalia, SATA International and SATA Azores.
(If necessary see our Vigo airport is just around the corner in Spain, 68 miles away) TAP Portugal flights to and from:-
Amsterdam, Caracas, Geneva, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, Luxembourg, Madeira, Newark, Paris-Orly, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Zurich
Seasonal: Porto Santo
TAP Portugal subsidiary airline Portugália flights to and from:-
Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino.
SATA International flights to and from:-
Munich, Ponta Delgada, Terceira, Toronto-Pearson.
Old Strikes 2012
19 September 2012 This was on the EasyJet website. Potential Industrial action affecting Faro and Oporto flights on 21st September easyJet have been informed of potential industrial action by ground handling staff affecting flights to and from Faro and Oporto on Friday 21st September.
11 August 2012 Portuguese airport workers at Porto Airport Porto airport and Faro airport who work for EasyJet threaten strike 15 August 2012 and 17 August. EasyJet will release more information on Monday.