Flights delayed at Portuguese airports caused by nationwide strike affecting fuel supply

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Portugal declared an “energy crisis” after a nation-wide strike by fuel truck drivers continues since Monday, the intermittent strike by fuel suppliers at Portugal’s airports is also and seriously hampering air traffic. All three major Portuguese airports (Faro, Lisbon and Porto) have been affected by the strike that is expected to last until Friday, 19 April.

Airlines are taking precautions by adding enough fuel from the airport of origin to guarantee the return flight without refueling in Portugal, other airlines are making a short hop e.g. between Faro and Seville to refuel at the Spanish airport.

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