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Strikes by Portuguese national airline pilots expected to disrupt services

23 October 2007

TAP Air Portugal said a series of pilots’ strikes beginning Tuesday would likely cause the cancellation of many flights and advised passengers to change their travel plans if possible.

Services “‘will be severely disrupted,'” company spokesman Antonio Monteiro said Monday. He could not predict how many of the flag carrier’s about 150 daily flights would operate during the three days of stoppages this week.

The airline’s approximately 500 pilots announced they would strike Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. They also plan to strike Nov. 5, 7 and 9.

source: IHT

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