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.
Continúan los problemas para repostar combustible en el aeropuerto de Faro, por la huelga de transportistas en Portugal. Varios vuelos despegan de Faro y hacen escala en Sevilla para repostar y continuar su viaje. pic.twitter.com/5xDfBZYYbW
— Controladores Aéreos 🇪🇸 (@controladores) April 17, 2019