Airport Delays

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ScotinCrete
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Airport Delays

Postby ScotinCrete » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:02 pm

Anyone heard of unusual delays at Xania due to the Schengen/non Schengen flights? We have friends arriving on Sunday - on the pre-dawn Norwegian flight :? - so arrival should be ok but the return flight could be worrying if there are problems?

Blighty
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Re: Airport Delays

Postby Blighty » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:14 pm

Greece has elected not to implement the 'entry/exit systems' until October 7th. At this point all Shengen Countries must follow the EU directive.

Blighty
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Re: Airport Delays

Postby Blighty » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:22 pm

Also see attached, which suggests Greece may delay the 'entry/exit systems'.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/ ... ity-checks

ScotinCrete
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Re: Airport Delays

Postby ScotinCrete » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:39 pm

Many thanks. Doesn't do much for Schengen but helps our guests :)

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Re: Airport Delays

Postby Kilkis » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:17 am

Sky News this morning are reporting that EU airlines are asking passengers to arrive 3 hours early because of the enhanced passport procedures. They are concentrating their report on Spain, because the problem there is being exacerbated by a strike of security staff, but it is an EU wide issue.

Another worrying development in Spain is an increase in attacks on tourists by anarchists, see for example this Express article. Hopefully this doesn't spread to Greece.

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