Several flights from Moscow to Greece delayed because of the strike of Greek traffic controllers
Several flights from Moscow to Greece were delayed on Wednesday because of the mass strike of the Greek air traffic controllers at airports. According to information of Domodedovo airport, Aegean Airlines' flight to Heraklion was delayed for three hours. According to the plan the flight was to take off at 11:40, later it was rescheduled for 14:30. Taimyr airline flight to Heraklion was supposed to depart at 13:10, but was rescheduled to 15:00 departure time.
Meanwhile, air traffic controllers' strike led to delays and cancellations of flights to Greece from several European countries, said the publication Travel Mole. In particular, easyJet loukoster on Wednesday canceled 4 flights from the UK to Greece and back. Representatives of British Airways and Ryanair also said that they had to adjust the schedule on Wednesday and canceled some flights to Greece.
Air traffic controllers in Greece carried out a massive strike on Wednesday. From 14:00 to 18:00, officers at all airports in the country stop working. The strikers urge to align with European standards safety requirements and to improve working conditions. If the Transportation Ministry does not fulfill the requirements of managers, they will repeat the strike on August 14 and will stop working for 8 hours.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.