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Air traffic: Flights between Luxembourg and Portugal canceled this weekend

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LUXEMBOURG/PORTUGAL – A strike by ground staff at airport manager ANA will disrupt connections to major Portuguese airports this weekend.

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Many travelers who had planned a flight between Luxembourg and Portugal this weekend will have to revise their plans. Indeed, the activity of several airports in Portugal – in particular Lisbon and Porto – promises to be complicated and a hundred flights were already canceled on Friday due to a strike by ground handling staff scheduled until Sunday evening, according to the manager of Portuguese airports (ANA).

The low-cost airline Easyjet was the most affected, after having decided on Thursday to cancel several flights departing from and arriving at the two main Portuguese airports due to this social movement within the company Portway, a subsidiary of the airport manager. . In Lisbon, “everything is calm”, because most passengers on canceled flights have been notified in advance, an ANA spokeswoman said.

“I have knowledge blocked in Portugal”

According to the unions, this strike by Portway employees was followed by 90% at Lisbon airport and 85% in Porto. The movement affected to a lesser extent the airports of Funchal, on the island of Madeira, and Faro, in the tourist region of the Algarve (south).

This Friday, at Findel, the 9:55 p.m. Easyjet flight EC7584 to Porto was canceled as well as the Easyjet EC7583 flight from Porto which was to land in Luxembourg at 9:25 p.m. “It is very likely that there will be other impacts on flights to Portugal, explained to The essential a spokeswoman for lux-Airport, the Luxembourg company that operates Findel airport. What we can recommend to passengers is to look carefully if they receive information from their airline or, if in doubt, to inquire directly with the airline concerned.

Later, other cancellations were confirmed for this weekend. “My Easyjet flight scheduled for Saturday at 4:25 p.m. to Porto was canceled, testified Johnny, a Luxembourg resident. I managed to change my flight without financial impact and I will finally leave Monday, at 9:55 am. I have acquaintances in Portugal who are stuck there and will have to wait until the end of the weekend to be able to return to Luxembourg…”

The full list of canceled flights

Lux-Airport communicated to The essential the schedules of the flights concerned. Thus, Easyjet flights to Porto are canceled this Friday evening at 9:55 p.m., Saturday at 4:25 p.m. and Sunday at 9:25 p.m. The plane to Lisbon scheduled for Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will not leave either. In the other direction, Easyjets flights from Porto on Friday at 9.25 p.m., Saturday at 3.40 p.m. and Sunday at 8.55 p.m. will not come to Luxembourg, as will the flight from Lisbon which was scheduled for Sunday at 10 a.m.

Finally, the Luxembourg-Lisbon from Sunday at 1:35 p.m. is postponed to Monday.

(pp and afp)