Tens of flights will be affected in Greece on Thursday, July 8, where a new general strike will take place. The strike was organised by unions protesting against pension reforms and austerity measures taken by the Government to improve the country's financial situation, AFP informs.

This is the sixth general strike to take place in Greece this year and it will have an impact on the rail, air and naval transport.

The two main Greek air companies, namely Olympic Air and Aegean, will cancel 34 flights and postpone other 45, many of them international.

The air controllers will be on strike for four hours, starting 7 am and this affect other air companies that operate in Greece. "There will be no flight within this four hours", a spokesperson in Athens declared.