Greek General Strike?
Good news for 2018 Direct link from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port ekathimerini.com When Greek airports strike it may go hand in hand with airlines, taxi and Greek ferry operators. You could be stuck on the islands as ferries stay moored to the port. Your flight could will be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. Particularly with Greek national airlines Olympic and Aegean Airlines and SkyExpress
2016 Several airports are now under German control. More air traffic controllers have been recruited. When firemen strike airports close.
May 2016 Saw a long ferry workers strike, Aegean and Olympic put on extra flights.
Air traffic control union is OSYPA
2017 Germans spending in first four years of owning 14 Greek airports - 70 million. Upgrades to Thessaloniki, Corfu, Cephalonia (Argostoli) Kos and Lesvos (Mytilene) www.ekathimerini.com
List of strikes
Here's a link to the big guys NOP
Another Greek general strike is planned for 30 May, 2018. This time Greek air traffic controllers will join in from 10am to 1pm local time. Ferries will be tied to port.
Greek General Strike
21 May, 2018 Two biggest unions, GSEE and ADEDY in Greece are planning a general strike for Wednesday, 30 May, 2018.
Plan for the worst.
Olympic Air and Aegean airlines will have a revised schedule, as with other public transportation.
Will Greek air traffic control join in? I suspect they will.
Ferries will be tied to port.
It's likely International trains will stop at the borders.
Athens - buses, metro and trolley service will be cut back.
Best call your boss tell him you will be late for work on Monday! For updates see Easy Travel Report
Not uncommon to see High delays in August at Santorini, Mykonos, Heraklion, Skiatos and Thessaloniki due to airports being over capacity.
Links that might help you during a Greek airport strike
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Aktion National Airport or Lefkada Airport
Popular airport for the Brits.
Alexandroupolis International Airport Strike
Araxos Airport or Araxos National Airport or Agamemnon Airport.
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
Chania International Airport or
"Ioannis Daskalogiannis" Western Crete
Cephalonia International Airport
Chios Island National Airport or
Chios National Airport, "Omiros
Corfu International Airport
"Ioannis Kapodistrias" or Ioannis Kapodistrias (Capodistrias) International Airport
“Nikos Kazantzakis” Crete (second busiest airport in Greece)
Kalamata International Airport or
"Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos"
Karpathos Island National Airport
Kavala International Airport
"Alexander the Great" Airport
Kos Island International Airport
Lemnos International Airport
Mytilene International Airport - Odysseas Elytis
Only one airline Olympic Airways - Athens. (Only controller get's sick, airport closes Daily Mail)
Mykonos Island National Airport staff shortages 2018. Peak season you will be delayed, difficult if you taking a connecting flight.
Year round flights from:-
Astra Airlines - Athens and Thessaloniki
Olympic Air (Operated by Aegean Airlines) Athens and Thessaloniki
Sky Express - Rhodes, Lemnos, Chios, Samos.
Nea Anchialos National Airport
Volos Central Greece Airport or Volos Nea Anchialos Airport of Central Greece.
Diagoras International Airport
Samos International Airport or Aristarchos
Santorini (Thira) National Airport
Skiathos Island National Airport -
Arrivals can be delayed due to over capacity of the Skiathos airport.
Airlines leaving here sometimes have to stop at Thessaloniki for fuel. Airport can only handle three parked aircraft.
Thessaloniki International Airport
or Macedonia International Airport
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