Handling strike at airports in Portugal.
Advice. A strike by airport baggage handlers and ground crews in Portugal was expected to cause some disruptions on the fligths, with most flights into and out of Lisbon canceled. The strike has impacted the airports in Porto, Faro and Funchal in Madeira. The strike, called by the union Sindicato dos Técnicos de Handling de Aeroportos(STHA), which represents ground handling workers, is affecting the most important airport in the country. The strike was starded on Saturday, July 17,causing on its first day the cancellation of more than 300 flights. The strike has not affected airlines using Terminal 2 at Lisboa Airport or low-cost carriers using another ground handling provider. If unsuccesful, the strike could be repeated on July 31 and August 1 and 2.
Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights and to contact their airline for further information. More information here