Athens International Airport
"Elefthérios Venizélos" site
Home of Easy Travel Report.com                                              About Easy Travel Report.com
Some airlines that 
frequent this airport are:-

  Adria Airways 
  Aegean Airlines 
  Aer Lingus 
  Aeroflot 
  Aerosvit Airlines 
  Air Arabia 
  AirBaltic 
  Air China
  Air France 
  Air Malta 
  Air Moldova 
  Air One 
  Air Transat 
  Albanian Airlines 
  Alitalia 
  Armavia 
  Athens Airways 
  Austrian Airlines 
  Blue1 
  British Airways
  Brussels Airlines 
  Bulgaria Air 
  Carpatair 
  Cimber Sterling 
  Clickair 
  Continental Airlines
  Cyprus Airways 
  Czech Airlines 
  Delta Air Lines 
  Donbassaero 
  easyJet  
  EgyptAir 
  El Al 
  Emirates 
  Etihad Airways 
  Flybaboo 
  Finnair 
  Georgian Airways 
  Germanwings 
  Gulf Air 
  Iberia 
  Ilyich-Avia 
  Iraqi Airways! 
  Jat Airways 
  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  LOT Polish Airlines 
  Lufthansa 
  Malév Hungarian Airlines 
  MCA Airlines 
  Middle East Airlines 
  MyAir 
  Norwegian Air Shuttle 
  Olympic Airlines 
  Qatar Airways 
  Royal Jordanian 
  Saudi Arabian Airlines 
  Scandinavian Airlines
  Singapore Airlines
  SkyEurope 
  Swiss International Air Lines 
  Syrian Arab Airlines 
  TAROM 
  Thai Airways International
  transavia.com 
  Turkish Airlines 
  Tunisair 
  US Airways 
  Uzbekistan Airways 
  Viking Airlines 
  Vueling Airlines 

Athens International Airport, Greece, delays, interruptions and strikes 2017 a so called travel guide!


Whose on strike today?   Shaky Airline Status​   Is your airline reliable?         
Strike by Olympic Airlines
Strike by Air Traffic Controllers
Greek Truck Drivers and Farmers
Greek Port Strike
Strike at Athens International Airport
Greek General Strike, expectations?!
Whose who in Greek Unions?
See who else is on strike today and trying to ruin your travel plans!
Bookmark and Share
Athens Airport departures
Do see our front page to see what's 
going on in the world!

​Tips for staying any length of time at Athens International Airport Go Greece


​Greece
​Do see Updates Easy Travel Report

26 June 2017 Hold your nose, you are flying into a garbage strike.

Greek General Strike
Two biggest unions in Greece are planning a general strike for Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, GSEE and ADEDY.
Plan for the worst.
Olympic Air and Aegean airlines 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.

Now this wonderful site has cancellations up for tomorrow Flight Stats

Ferries will be tied to ports from Tuesday, the 16th dockers extend strike from two to FOUR DAYS! Best call your boss.

International rains 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 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. For updates see Easy Travel Report

​Greek journalist will strike for 24 hours starting 6am, Tuesday 16th May 2017, no newspapers or news websites will not be updated.

---
Greek General Strike
Two biggest unions in Greece are planning a general strike for Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, GSEE and ADEDY.
Plan for the worst.
Olympic Air and Aegean airlines will have a revised schedule, as with other public transportation.

and earlier

​​​Greek Ferry Strike
Just to let you know you will be flying into:-
Greek dockers will strike for 48 hours this Tuesday and Wednesday 9th and 10th of May, 2017. Leaving ferries tied to port across the country ekathimerini.com  
Strike will start 00:01hrs Tuesday. You may have to get to the mainland a day earlier to get your international flight from Athens. It’s not uncommon for PNO ferry union workers to extend strikes.
Perhaps you also need to know about Portuguese airport security strike, Corsican strike action
Easy Travel Report


Strikes from 2017
Air Traffic Control
Just incase you nee to know
Monday, 20 March 2017 Italian air traffic control strike 1pm - 5pm is still on. Your flight could be brought forward, delayed or worse cancelled. Call your airline. 


Regarding Berlin Airport Strike see
Flights from Athens Airport hit by Berlin airport strike
Update:-13 March 2017 Baggage handlers back on strike today in Berlin airport, 25 hour strike. Monday 4am till 5am Tuesday. Union and management a mile apart on any agreement soon. As usual you know what to do. No luggage, get to airport early, call airport to see if you are leaving, although this maybe unreliable. PS Strike has been extended another day Berlin Airport Strikes
Also follow along www.easytravelreport.com


Greek General Strike
Greek general strike is planned for this Thursday 8 December, 2016.
Strike will involve public and private workers. 
Air traffic control so far have not announced any strike action.
Most likely to effect Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. Stay in touch with them as you could be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. 
Public transport will be effected. Confirm you have transport to your airport.
Cyprus airports, Larnaca and Paphos might get caught up in delays.

You should know Greek dockworkers, Panhellenic Maritime Federation (PNO)
 are on strike leaving ferries tied to ports across the country. The strike was to end early Tuesday (tomorrow) but has been extended by two days to come in line with the nationwide general strike on Thursday. Ferry strike will end 6am Friday, local time.

We will update here www.easytravelreport.com

---
Greek general strike is being planned for Thursday November 24. Dockers will be striking, ferries will be tied to port. You might be delayed if flying with national airlines Olympic and Aegean. Regarding public transport, no details out yet. Follow along with us www.easytravelreport.com

---
Greek Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-Sunday October 9, 2016 We hear you! Strike was cancelled yesterday afternoon/evening, 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. They will be back.

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.
Do see for any updates Easy Travel Report
​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.



Last attempt
Greek Airport Strike
June 18, 2016 Heads up, Greek 5 day airport strike has been cancelled.

Monday, June 20 - Saturday June 25, 2016
June 14, 2016 Greek aviation workers belonging to union OSYPA will strike for five days as reported by Reuters. Airports to function with emergency staff only. Expect disruptions on domestic and international flights. Issue over job losses and closure of some air craft towers. Germans take over airports September 2016.

French Air Traffic Control Strike
New French air traffic control strike June 
15 May 2016 Flights from and to Athens Airport will likely be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic control strike. Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle.
French air traffic controllers will strike on Thursday May 19, 2016. (and perhaps 26 May?) If strike goes ahead airlines will be asked to cut back flights to and from France. Stay in close contact with your airline. Air France will take brunt of strike action. French national rail company SNCF is also striking.
French taxi drivers are threatening to join in.
Please see www.easytravelrport.com for updates and French air traffic controllers strike (and May 26th?)
If you are changing flights in France and have a long lay over in a French international arrivals lounge. Get a French visa as you will be sleeping on a cot in the lounge while other passengers sleep in a comfortable hotel bed with private bathroom. March 2016 saw 140 passengers sleeping on the floor at Orly Airport.
Expect knock-on effect.
​---
Greek Taxi Strike
Heads up, you will be flying into a Greek taxi strike!
Greek taxi drivers will strike nationwide starting 5am Thursday 14 April, 2016 till 5am Friday the 15th.
Leave for your Greek airport early. I’d expect the worst, blocked roads to your airport, busy highways blocked and traffic jams.

April 12, 2016 Wildcat strike by Belgian air traffic control today. Will effect flights late into the night.
www.easytravelreport.com and Belgian air traffic control strike

Strikes from 2016
28 March 2016 Announced today Greek civil servants will strike for 24 hours. Thursday 7 April, 2016 Follow along with us www.easytravelreport.com
Update:- Tuesday April 5, 2016
​Yes your flight from and to Athens is up the creek.
Greek General Strike
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 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.
Waiting information for dock workers.



Old strikes from 2016
17 March 2016 You should know flights to and from France could be delayed due to French air traffic control strike is planned follow along with us. Also other European transportation strikes are planned www.easytravelreport.com

Athens Transportation Strike
Give yourself ample time to get to Athens Airport
Strike is planned for this Tuesday, 1 March, 2016. 
Athens Metro, trolley busses and electric railway till 8am. Unions threaten to extend strike hours Tovina.gr


---
Greece Ferry Boats
Greek ferry strike
You will be flying into a Greek dockers strike this week, again.
Greek dock workers, union OMYLE, this will include dock workers from Piraeus. Strike will start Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 and last for 48 hours. Another difficult time for passengers getting to and from the islands catching flight from Athens International.


Old strikes from 2016
Update:-3 February 2016  Aegean Airlines has a list of cancelled flights for the four hour strike. As with Olympic Airways
​Athens airport has a notice up
Greek air traffic control is NOT joining in. Ground workers on the other hand will be striking, so expect to be delayed, brought forward or cancelled. This includes firemen, when firemen strike it normally means airport will be closed.
​Ferries will be tied to port this Friday and Saturday. Don't forget you will still likely find major roads blocked by farmers. Borders blocked. Refugee problems.
We will update here www.easytravelreport.com if anything changes

Friday 29 January 2016 For the third day ferries have be tied to port. Road to Athens airport was blocked for an hour today. Greek border with Bulgaria is blocked by trucks. Only private cars and buses aloud to cross. Farmers still blocking major highways.

15 January 2016 General strike being planned for Thursday, February 4, 2016. Likely to effect Olympic and Aegean Airlines. Will air traffic control join in? 
​---
Dock workers will strike again on Wednesday, Thursday 20, 21 January, 2016.

11 January 2016 Article - as to why delays at Athens airport yesterday news

Greek air traffic control will not be joining in the airport strike planned for this Thursday, January 7, 2016. Strike is to last from Thursday, 10pm to 10pm Friday. It is unclear which workers will strike. Minimal delays expected. National airlines Aegean and Olympic likely to feel the brunt of any strike action.

Last years 2015 strikes that we caught
Tuesday 1 December 2015 I'm so sorry to tell you, you will be flying into a Greek general strike this Thursday the 3rd.  Greek air traffic control will strike from noon to 4pm see and www.easytravelreport.com 
If you can call your airline, make sure they have your contract information. Dock workers are joining in, ferries will be tied to port. You will have trouble going to and from the islands and missing your international flight.
Greek airlines Aegean and Olympic will take the brunt of the strike action.

Last strike information
Greek General Strike
Will involve public and private service workers.
Strike is planned for Thursday, 12 November 2015 and will last for 24 hours. Midnight Wednesday to midnight Thursday.
So far air traffic control is not joining in. You could incur some flight delays, stay in touch with your airline and get to your Greek airport early. Greek regional airports will be affected. 
Panhellenic Seamen Federation will be out for 24 hours - ferries will be tied to port. Book a hotel you don't want to be sleeping on the docks in Piraeus!
Public transportation will be striking. Take a taxi to and from your airport. Greek taxi drivers have decided not to strike. 
You will find museums and archaeological sites closed.
Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airways might get delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Update:-Aegean and Olympic several cancellations over the next two days.
Media blackout as journalists will be on strike.

Old strike information for 2015
21 October 2015 
Aviation news you should know perhaps?
Air France baggage handlers are striking and 
Italian air traffic control this week.
www.easytravelreport.com

Old industrial actions for 2015 effecting Athens airport.
August 2015 Flights delayed regularly, perhaps 23 - 30 mins. This is the new normal lately.
See ourairports for departures

Update:- AM Wednesday 12 August 2015 So far no plans in for controllers strike this Friday and Saturday.

7 August 2015 Israeli union workers come to senses and cancel strike action. 
So far nothing in the news regarding new Greek air traffic control strike action for 14 and 15th. Still early yet.

6 August 2015 Perhaps you should know flights to Israel - Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport workers will close the airport from Friday 7:15 pm to Saturday 8 August 8:15 pm see Ben Gurion Airport strike
---
The Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (GATCA)

Update:-5 August 2015 Athens airport in the space of four hours saw 22 flights cancelled and 173 re-scheduled. Leaving Cyprus was just as bad 16 flights were cancelled between Paphos and Larnaca airport.

Update:-Tuesday 4 August 2015 Strike is still on for tomorrow. You might want to know that controllers threaten another  two four hour strikes on Friday and Saturday August 14, 2015 and 15th, we will keep you informed.

July 31, 2015 Greek air traffic controllers will strike 
Wednesday August 5, 2015 from 2pm to 6pm (local time) 
Flight connections leaving from the Greek Islands connecting to Athens International and from Cyprus becomes challenging to say the least. 
So far ferry and train workers are not joining in with this strike but your flight from and to Athens will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call your airline.
---
​Update:-Monday 3, August 2015 will see Greek rail strike ekathimerini
---
14 July 2015 Greek civil servant union has called a strike for tomorrow. (ADEDY)That's all we know. No details, we will be updating. 
ourairports you can follow for cancellations.
Local paper
Perhaps you need to know Romanian air traffic control strike today www.easytravelreport.com
Banks might open Monday 20th. So far air traffic control has not signed on for strike action.

Old strikes for 2015
30 June 2015 will see Greek ferries tied to port for 24 hour strike www.easytravelreport.com French and Spanish air traffic control will strike in July, can cause your flight to be delayed.

Friday 22 May 2015 Greek airport union workers (The Greek Federation of Civil Aviation Authority Unions) announce strike
Sunday 31 May and Monday, 1 June 2015
Not a lot of details have been published yet. What we do know is air traffic control is NOT joining in. You should really look at our front page as a lot of unions are playing up around the world. Easy Travel Report
​---

Old industrial actions 2014

           Lufthansa Airline Strike
30 November 2014 Flights to Munich and Frankfurt likely to be delayed, cancelled or even brought forward due to Lufthansa pilot strike see Easy Travel Report Lufthansa Strike also other European strikes to take place this week.

Strikes from 2014
                  Greek General Strike
Update:-26 November 2014 Unfortunately Greek air traffic controllers will strike for 24 hours tomorrow. Starts midnight tonight. Greek air space will be closed. Call your airline for updates. See our front page for more info Easy Travel Report

A nationwide 24 hour, general strike will take place, Thursday, 27 November 2014. Involves unions from private an public sector. Expect Greek airlines, Aegean Airlines (Star Alliance member) and subsidiary Olympic Air flights to be cancelled, brought forward or delayed. By law a certain percentage of Greek airline flights will fly.

Other possibilities:- Greek ferries might be tied to port, making life difficult leaving the Greek Isles and catching connecting International flight from Athens Airport. 

No announcement yet stating Greek air traffic control union will join in or taxi drivers.
Greek public transportation will strike. International train delay's.
Museums and monuments likely to be closed.

Check Easy Travel Report front page
---
22 October 2014 An air traffic control strike that was planned for tomorrow has been cancelled. A general strike is being planned for late November.

---     
         Greek Air Traffic Control Strike
2 October 2014 Strike deemed illegal. NO STRIKE this weekend.

​30 September 2014 Announced today, 48 hour strike by Greek air traffic controllers this week-end. No other details have been given. Strike might end up being deemed illegal. 
We will be updating. If strike goes ahead it makes life difficult of course for domestic and international flights from Athens Airport. Flight connections leaving from the Greek Islands and Cyprus becomes challenging to say the least. Ferries and trains are not on strike.
---
Air France strike is over for the time being.
---
     Lufthansa Strike, still on going.
4 September 2014 Flights tomorrow from Lufthansa Airlines - Athens to Frankfurt International will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to Lufthansa pilot strike. Strike from 5 - 11 pm. Lufthansa Airlines strike

13 July 2014 Greek airport's over capacity, expect delays all summer.



Old industrial actions for 2014
Tuesday 8 July 2014 Civil Servants will strike this Wednesday. Strike likely to be deemed illegal. If not you might find museums and archaeological sites closed.

Greek national strike being planned Monday,
7 April 2014.

Flying into Greek seamen's strike this week. 48 hours Monday 31 March and 1 April, 2014.

Tuesday 1 April expect Middle East Airlines flights to Lebanon to be delayed due to air traffic control strike at Beirut airport between 10 am and Noon.
---

23 March 2014 Are you flying to Frankfurt Airport? Reduced local S-Bahn and regional train services from March 22 to March 24, 2014 to Frankfurt airport. see Frankfurt Airport 

​​23 March 2014 Frankfurt airport workers to strike this Thursday, March 27th. Expect severe delays. Can you change your flight?

March 12th Strike today involved tax inspectors, doctors , teachers, medical personnel, municipal workers. No delays, by trains, ferry or airports. Next strike likely to be troublesome.

8 March 2014 Change in strike dates. Strike by public sector workers now planned for Wednesday 12 March. Followed by a 48 hour strike on 19th and 20th March.

Lufthansa pilots will strike, follow along with us
Lufthansa strike.


15 February 2014 Greek civil servants strike, union ADEDY, planning strike for next month, Thursday, Friday March 13th and 14th, 2014. Union urging other unions to join in.

---
24 January 2014 European Air traffic control strike
planned for the end of January 2014. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report
​Also you will have to deal with:- Greek safety engineers will strike 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Likely to effect most Greek airports.


Last years industrial actions
Announced today October 16. Strike planned for Wednesday November 6. 
Greek air traffic controllers will strike from 10:00 - 13:00 UTC Time November 6.
Chances are museum and monuments will be closed. Greek ferries have already planned to strike on the 6th.
Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airways
---

September, 2013 Greek civil servants strike 18 and 19 September is being planned. Likely to find monuments and museums closed and public transportation. So far nothing has been released that air traffic controllers are joining in.

Next month a Pan-European air traffic control strike is being planned, October 18. See our front page.

---
Friday, August 2, 2013 Greek airport strike this week. Call your airline ASAP. Greek airport workers (not air traffic controllers) having a three day strike. August 9 - 11. Couldn't be worse. Follow along with us Greek air traffic control strikes.

Old Industrial actions
Follow along with us at Greek air traffic control strike page.Update:-July 17 Flights back to normal.

Update:-July 15, Greek air traffic controllers will strike from noon to 4pm. July 10 Announced today a new Greek general strike is being planned for Tuesday July 16, 2013. So far Greek air traffic controllers are not going to strike. Still airport workers might be. If you are flying on Olympic or Aegean airlines chances are your flight will be delayed, cancelled or even brought up to a day earlier. Keep in touch with your airline. We will update if atc join in.
---


Old Industrial Actions
Greek Air Traffic Controllers to strike
June 12, 2013 Greeks call a 24 hour general strike tomorrow. Air traffic controlles are joining in. By law not enough notice has been given. Should be deemed illegal. Strike is to start 12:00 - 14:00 UTC.
---

Industrial action to take place on Thursday, May 16. All flights to be grounded, between the hours of 0900 - 1300 UTC. Bring a book, might take an hour or so to get back to normal. Just enough to miss your connecting flight. Call your airline.
---

 General strike planned
2 February 2013 New, first general strike to hit Greece this year is planned for Wednesday February 20. Keep in touch with your airline. If flying with Olympic or Aegean (voted best European airline last year) your flight may be cancelled. If flying from / to Cyprus you should know that Cypriot unions are making arrangements for a general strike, no date set yet. Will Greek air traffic controllers join in and close Greek airports?  Not sure yet, it's a bit too early to know that. We will be updating. 

Last years industrial actions
Reminder if flying to Ireland 1 October 2012 all Irish airports will be on a go slow as with Aer Lingus employees more
--
25 September 2012 Announced today. Athens airport will be closed tomorrow from 0700-1000 UTC. Your flight may be cancelled or delayed, call your airline. Will take a few hours before flights get back to normal.

13 September Announced today by Greek unions a general strike. Will last 24 hours and will take place on Wednesday, 26 September 2012. If you are flying on Greek airlines Olympic or Aegean on that day expect to be delayed or cancelled. Call them. Athens public transportation will join in. Give yourself time to get to the airport.  Why not book a shuttle. 

Old news
You just may be flying into a Greek ferry strike this Holy Week. Strike is for 48 hours Tuesday and Wednesday.
Time to dust this page off. This is the first strike of consequence this year. Strike called by the PNO ferry workers union.
---

Were you caught up in a Greek general strike? 
If so you could be compensated guardian.com

New General strike 15 June 2011 see front page.
11 May, 2011. Greek air traffic controllers will close Greek airports. No flights in or out Greek air space from 12-4pm. Call your airline, expect delays and general disruption. EasyJet has cancelled flights to Crete, Kos, Thessaloniki, Mykonos and Rhodes.

Old stuff
12/12/2010 New strike by Greek air traffic controllers.  All Greek air space will be grounded for 24 hours Wednesday, 15 December. During this week expect intermitent strikes by public transportation all week. Book a hotel now for just incase. As usual Olympic Airways and Aegean airlines will cancel all flights.

Old stuff
Update:-Judge has deemed the strike illegal and abusive, union will respond 7/24

Yep another one. Sunday, 25, July, 24 hour, air traffic controllers strike. Starts midnight Saturday.

Air traffic controllers, will not strike in the next general strike on 5/20. Good news.

Greek strike, unions  GSEE and ADEDY, (will start midnight Wednesday)  24 hours, Thursday. May, 20, 2010, will effect ferries international trains, borders. 

3, May, 2010 
Do see front page
Press release from Athens Airport:-
Further to the participation of the Federation of Association of Hellenic Civil Aviation, in a 48-hour general strike on Tuesday 4th of May, a number of domestic flights may affected.

In addition, further to the participation of Hellenic Air Traffic Controllers, in a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday 5th of May, there will be no flights to or from Athens International Airport, from 00:01 to 23:59.

1, May, 10 Air traffic controllers will be striking, no flights in or out of Greece that day.  Airport asking passengers to call your airline.

4/29 Greek civil servants and private sector workers will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday, May 5. At this present time we don't know if air traffic controllers are joining in.  Last general strike, they canceled due to the volcano activity. Check back here  we are watching.

April, 19, Nice, Greek air traffic controllers canceled strikes for this week, 4/22 and 4/23 due to present situation world wide. Only delayed folks. 

4/20/10 Strikes scheduled for this week Thursday and Friday are canceled due to volcanic ash. Taxi's will be on strike this week as a general strike is planned for Thursday. Railway?

Update:-Sat. March.6 Both unions GSEE and public sector ADEDY, have decided to call a joint general strike Mar. 11, Thursday. Midnight (2200 GMT) Wednesday to midnight Thursday. Air traffic controllers  join in as previous. Aegean Airlines will cancel all flights.  Other airlines forced to give refunds. Public transportation, customs. 
Various factions on strike or demonstrating this week in across Greece. 
Gasoline Station Owners to call for a 24-hour closure of gasoline stations next Thursday, March 18. 

From last time
24, Feb. 2010 Question is "What's the next plan for the unions?"
50,000 people demonstrated through Athens today.
23, Feb. 2010 Tuesday, Expect Greece to grind to a halt again tomorrow.  All flights now canceled at Athens airport.
Ferry and train transport workers, Government offices, schools will closed.  Hospitals emergency only. TV and radio stations didn't’ broadcast news about the strike, as reporters themselves joined in. 

Athens airport departures
Athens airport announcement
Buses (OSCE) will stop from 5 to 8 am and 9 to 12PM
Banks will be closed and media black out.

16 Feb. 2010 Greek farmers will lift blockades at borders, have struck a deal with Greek government.

Saturday, 20, Feb. A Greek judge ordered strike by the country's customs officials illegal. Petrol will begin to flow again.

19, Feb, Lines at gas pumps going into weekend. Some gas stations in Athens have closed altogether, others who are open ration gas.

Greek customs strike to continue till Feb. 24. Will have rolling 48 hour strikes till then.

Greek strike. Country, protesting government plans, country in economic shambles. Germany may offer Greece a bail out. Greek chaos will be repeated, 24 hour strike, Wednesday, Feb 24. 2010. This time both unions to join in.

Taxi drivers in Athens also declared they will strike on Thursday till 5am Friday, 2/12 and 2/19
Weather in Athens 
Update:-Feb 9, Powers that be have now decided to close the airport
Update:-Feb.8 Greek Air Traffic Control Strike will hold rolling strikes this Wednesday 10 Feb.
4 separate 3 hour strikes, starting 4am and ending 10:30PM.  Public transportation  continued to operate.
Athens airport departures

Athens, Greece, 24 hour Greek general strike is being planned Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.
Greek civil servants' union ADEDY  called a one day strike for Feb. 10 to protest against the government's austerity measures.  GSEE will decide in February. Hospitals will be emergency only. Keep in mind it's always' a good day when the tax man takes a rest.
Update:- Greece, Greek private sector GSEE labour union, 2 million members will strike, an anti-austerity, 24 hours, Wednesday, Feb. 24.  


per airport.
Due to a 24-hour strike of the Union of Greek Air Traffic Controllers, on Wednesday, February 10th, there will be no flights to or from Athens International Airport, from 00:00a.m. to 23:59p.m.

For further information you are kindly requested to contact your airline.

Thank you for your understanding.

2, Feb.10.  Bad month for traveling to Greece.  First this Thursday a 48 hour customs strike, will effect all ports of entry into Greece, borders, ports and airports.  Expect severe delays.

Next,
All out Greek general strike, Athens, Greece, 24 hour Greek nationwide strike is being planned Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.
Greek civil servants' union ADEDY  called a one day strike for Feb. 10 to protest against the government's austerity measures. GSEE will decide in February.

11/27/09  A strike is expected at Greek airports today. Expect cancellations of European and longhual flights between 8-10am. Workers protesting the national airline Olympic 
Airways privatization.

10 July, 09 
GREECE - The Greek air traffic controllers' association  will not hold  24-hour strike to protest against deficiencies in the air traffic control systems, court dems it illegal and abusive. Saved!

Greek air traffic controllers will walk of the job Thursday 25 June, 2009 between 8 am to 12 pm, expect severe delays and 
cancellations to private airline Aegean, and national carrier Olympic.
PS.  78 flights cancelled and79 changed departure or arrival times.

Last time
5/13/09 copy of 
ANNOUNCEMENT from Athens International Airport

Due to the participation of the union of air-traffic controllers of the Federation of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority in a general strike, there will be no flights to or from Athens International Airport on Thursday, May 14th, from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs.

For further information regarding your flight, you are kindly requested to contact your airline.

Thank you for your understanding


5/13/09 Tomorrow, Thursday,Air traffic controllers are partially participating in the industrial action, with a four-hour work stoppage from 10 a.m. local time.  Olympic and Aegean have already cancelled flights.

Announcements from Athens International Airport
 "Elefthérios Venizélos"
1/4/2009
Announcement

Due to the participation of the union of air-traffic controllers of the Federation of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority in a general strike, there will be no flights to or from Athens International Airport on Thursday, April 2nd, from noon to 4pm.

For further information regarding your flight, you are kindly requested to contact your airline.

Thank you for your understanding

State carrier Olympic has cancelled 140 domestic and international flights and has rescheduled 10 flights to and from London, Brussels, Paris, New York and Tirana, while its rival Aegean Airlines has cancelled 50 domestic flights.




See who else is on strike today

We need local source for our so called travel guide!
Contact us!
Home
About
----
Stay in the know - Bookmark us!