Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The Irish Independent reports this morning that some Irish fans of Liverpool FC will not be able to get to Athens tomorrow for the big game "thanks to bungling Greek airport authorities".
"The bottom line is the airline was unable to secure landing and parking slots due to congestion," the travel agent's chairman, Con Horgan, said.

It was mainly the flights organised for day trips that were affected due to the number of aircraft seeking to land at the airport at the same time.

The Greek aviation authorities failed to realise the numbers that would be travelling to the match in the 63,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in Athens, he said. "They had one year's notice so this should have been anticipated," Mr Horgan said.
Only a few flights are affected, but still. There are a few hundred fans who are nearly €2000 better off, but who are still hopping mad today.

I didn't see any mention of this in the British press this morning. Maybe flights from Britain aren't affected?