FLIGHTS to and from Greece are expected to be disrupted today, for the second day running as air traffic controllers take part in a 48-hour general strike sweeping the troubled nation.

Yesterday 28 flights to and from Cyprus were affected, operated by Cyprus Airways, Olympic Air and Aegean.

Today’s stoppages will be at the same time as yesterday – 8am to 12 noon and 6pm to 10 pm.

Cancelled flights yesterday included four arrivals and four departures to and from Athens and Thessaloniki. The rest of the flights were rescheduled.

“We have been informed by the airlines, that whatever has to be done for the passengers to travel on other flights of the same airlines … has been done. Most of the flights will take place either before or in between the strikes,” said airport operator Hermes spokesman Adamos Aspris.

Today’s 27 affected flights are to and from Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania, Heraklion and Rhodes on the same three airlines.

Aspris said that “ten of them have been cancelled… the other 17 flights have been rescheduled for different times.”

Passengers are urged to contact their airlines or travel agents regarding the status of their flights.

Paphos airport remains unaffected by the strikes in Greece.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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