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Travellers urged to contact airlines to minimise effects of Greek air strike

All flights to and from Greece will be affected by the 48-hour strike staged by Greek air-traffic controllers, the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (Acta) warned on Saturday.

In a statement, Acta said that the strike will start at midnight Saturday and end midnight Monday, but may resume on Wednesday and Thursday, October 12 and 13.

Trade unions in Greece are protesting a reform of the civil aviation service.

“Acta calls on travellers who have made reservations with travel agents to contact them as soon as possible, to avoid further inconvenience,” the statement said.

According to Hermes, a total 73 flights to and from Greece will be affected at Larnaca and Paphos airports.

At Larnaca airport, 59 flights by Aegean Airlines, Blue Air, Emirates, Cobalt, and Ellinair will be affected, whilst at Paphos airport 14 Ryanair flights will be cancelled.

Ryanair announced that they will continuously update their website and that they will let their customers know about their flight status via email or phone provided at the time of booking. Cobalt and Blue Air have asked passengers to contact them to change their flight without any extra charge. The new flight dates will be within one week of the original flight.

Travellers needing to find out more about these flights can contact the airlines and tour operators directly, as well as Hermes Airports’ call centre on 77778833 prior to their arrival at Larnaca and Paphos airports.

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