Humberto Delgado airport continues to register canceled flights this Sunday. From today to today, more than 60 connections, 44 cancellations are foreseen for departure and arrival flights
Airports in Spain and France have also recorded cancellations in recent days following airline workers and workers in airport infrastructure.
In Lisbon, where most of the affected connections are TAP, airlines explain the problems that are a consequence of the incident with a private jet that occurred on the airport runway on Friday afternoon, which affects the companies’ operation.
A TAP source told Lusa that “the runway at Lisbon airport was not operational for a few hours on Friday, July 1, in the afternoon, due to an incident with a private jet” and that, as a result, “many TAP flights were affected and diverge to other airports”.
The Lisbon airport management agency, ANA, said on Saturday that the more than 60 cancellations on that day stemmed from a “set of restrictions at several European airports”, in a statement sent to the Lusa agency.
The first flights canceled this Sunday, departing Lisbon, scheduled for around 7 am, with destinations to Warsaw (TAP), Madeira (Easyjet), Brussels (TAP) and Manchester (also by TAP).
Other cancellations followed, with departures closed until 8 pm — the last ones are trips to Bilbao and Manchester, both operated by TAP.
In the last three airports, the airports recorded suppressions of delays in the strike of cabin crew workers that were resumed as of collective agreement work. The stoppage since Thursday led to the cancellation of 200 flights and the delay of close to a thousand Ryanair connections on the days in the infrastructures where the company low cost opera, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Seville, Malaga, Valencia and Ibiza.
Unions representing EasyJet cabin crew have also been on strike since Friday in Spain to raise wages. In Malaga, El Prat and Palma de Mallorca there were cancellations and delays.
In France, at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, a firefighters strike forced the authorities to reduce the number of flights, in a preventive way, also forcing the cancellation of flights.