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14 Jul 2018 | 09:51 PM UTC

Switzerland: Air traffic controller strike July 23-27

Switzerland News Alert

Air traffic controllers at Geneva, Bern, Lugano, Sion, Grenchen, and Emmen airports to stage strike July 23-27; flight disruptions anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/27/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Zurich). COUNTRY/REGION Geneva, Bern Airport, Lugano Airport, Sion Airport, Grenchen Airport, Emmen Airport

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Air traffic controllers at Geneva Airport (GVA), Bern Airport (BRN), Lugano Airport (LUG), Sion Airport (SIR), Grenchen/Granges Airport (ZHI), and Emmen Airport (EML), are expected to stage a strike from Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27. On Monday, the strike will last from 06:00 to 10:00 (local time). On Tuesday, July 24, workers will strike from 06:00 to 10:00 and again from 20:30 to 00:30. From Wednesday, July 25, to Friday, July 27, the strike will last from 06:00 to 00:30 daily. According to the Skycontrol trade union, the strike will affect approximately 50 domestic flights per day, in addition to an estimated 3500 flights flying over Swiss airspace. If the strike goes ahead, flight delays and cancelations are to be anticipated, including potential disruptions to international flights to and from Switzerland.


Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport and contact their airline for more information.


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