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16th April, 2019

Air traffic strike threatens flights

Air traffic controllers at HungaroControl are planning a two-hour warning strike for Wednesday, which could cause delays at Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest.

The warning strike could start at 11 a.m. and last until 1 p.m.

According to Eurocontrol, during the work stoppage staff can handle 15 landings per hour and 46 flights over Hungarian airspace.

Air traffic over Kosovo, also controlled by HungaroControl, will not be affected by the strike.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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