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Flights from Lisbon and Faro hit by fuel shortages


A nationwide strike in Portugal has led to fuel shortages at Lisbon, Porto and Faro airports, which is causing some flight delays, reports Travelmole.

The strike by fuel tanker drivers is also affecting the supply to petrol stations across Portugal, with many running out of fuel.

Lisbon airport is warning passengers that there might be changes to their flights due to the airport fuel supply being disrupted.

British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair all suffered delays to flights leaving Lisbon on Tuesday afternoon. An easyJet flight from Faro was also delayed by nearly three hours.
 
An airline spokesperson said flights were being forced to make fuel stops en route.

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