Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and rescheduled due to a Europe-wide general strike due to be held on Wednesday.
Industrial action and demonstrations are being organised by theEuropean Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) throughout the day (November 14).
Airlines are warning that strikes will take place at different times of the day in different countries – a 24-hour strike is due to be held in Spain while Greek workers are set to stop work between 12.00 and 15.00 on Wednesday.
Easyjet has already moved to reschedule and cancel a series of flights due to the industrial action. For details, click here.
“Easyjet is proactively trying to minimise disruption, however, we would like to warn customers that they could experience delays to their travel plans,” said the airline in a statement.
“This strike action is outside of our control, however we would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused to our customers.”
British Airways said there “could be some impact” on flights to and from Spain on Wednesday.
“If you are due to travel to or from Spain on Wednesday November 14 then we are allowing you to change free of charge to an alternative date up to November 28,” said BA in a statement on its website.
BA’s sister airline Iberia has already cancelled more than 350 flights on Wednesday. For details, click here.
“We have prepared an action plan to readjust our flight schedules, comply with the minimum services pronounced by the government and assist you and get you to your destination as quickly as possible, according to the available alternatives,” said Iberia in a statement.
ETUC said that strikes would be held in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy while there would also be demonstrations in France, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Romania.