The general strike has been called in Portugal for today (Wednesday 24th November 2010), meaning that flights using the country’s airspace will be affected. Due to the air traffic controllers’ action, which will see only a minimum service operate, many flights have been cancelled while others have been rescheduled.
Portugal’s national carrier TAP has said that it will be “forced to cancel the majority of its medium-haul flights,” however long haul services, it not subject to schedule changes, should operate normally for the most part. For anyone on a medium haul flight, they should contact the TAP call centre on 0845 601 0932, or call their travel agent.
Ryanair has also been forced to cancel flights today and passenger due to fly on one of these services can either transfer to the next available flight free of charge or receive a refund.
British Airways has cancelled all flights to and from Lisbon on 24th while flight number BA 504. Passengers due to fly to Lisbon today can rebook their flight or receive a refund.