Flights hit by new Greek strike action

Flights to and from Greece have been severely disrupted today as air traffic controllers join union members taking industrial action against national austerity measures.

A four hour walkout earlier saw schedules by all carriers hit in a country which is heavily dependant on tourism.

The strike was called by private sector union GSEE and public sector union ADEDY in protest against cuts to wages and pensions, job losses and increased taxes.

Greece is a year into an international bail-out of its foundering economy and there are fears a new rescue package may be needed.

However, there is already talk in European circles a second bailout may be necessary as the country continues to battle its debts.