Ground handlers at Larnaca airport went on an impromptu two-hour strike on Monday, affecting 18 flights throughout the day.

Employees of Goldair at the airport stopped working between 10:40am to 12:40pm, citing understaffing issues and a high-pressure environment.

Unions and employees met with the management and exchanged views on the matter, with Goldair committing to finding a solution with the next 48 hours, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

The strike affected 18 flights, nine of which were arrivals and nine departures.