Public transport lockdown in Athens

23 September 2011 09:31

Holidaymakers in Greece may face disruption when trying to fly home, as air traffic controllers go on strike.

Holidaymakers in Greece may face disruption when trying to fly home, as air traffic controllers go on strike.

Holidaymakers in Athens may struggle to return home, as strikes by air traffic controllers in the Greek capital force airlines to cancel or reschedule flights.

Publicly rejecting another round of pension cuts and tax hikes, air traffic controllers are to stop work for three hours this afternoon.

In the face of rearranged or cancelled flights, tourists will be glad of comprehensive travel insurance.

Those looking to travel around the capital may have to go by foot, as World Carfree Day coincides with a 24-hour public transport and taxi strike. The metro, buses, trams and trains are all on strike.

The walk outs will present the Greek government with another headache, as it tries to allay international fears that Greece will default on its detb repayments.

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