National strikes severely impact Greece flights

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Flights to and from Greece are being severely affected as two national strikes sweep across the country to protest the government's austerity plans.

All flights using Greek airports have been cancelled for the duration of strikes by air traffic controllers between 06:00-10:00 and 18:00-22:00 local time on 28 and 29 June.

By 10:00 GMT Greece's largest airline, Aegean Airlines, said it had so far cancelled 26 flights and planned to reschedule a further 97 throughout the day. It added that it planned to cancel 31 flights and reschedule a further 82 on 29 June as a result of the dispute.

Olympic Air said that the 28 June strike had led it to cancel 39 round trips and reschedule 24.

Public transport to and from Athens Airport has also been stopped by the strike.