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Not much disturbance of flights

By Iceland Review

Despite nearly 60 air traffic controllers resigning on January 1 2007, the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration said flights to and from Iceland will be mostly unaffected.

According to Fréttabladid, the Civil Aviation Administration assured airline representatives yesterday that they could fly as scheduled after New Year’s Eve and that their businesses would not be affected by the air traffic controllers’ decision.

CEO of Icelandair, Jón Karl Ólafsson, said he does not worry because the Aviation Administration has promised that all efforts will be put into preventing disturbance of flights to and from Iceland.

But, he said, if this problem cannot be solved in the near future, air traffic control in Iceland will be taken over by foreign parties.

Air traffic controllers in Iceland have decided to quit their jobs if Flugstodir ohf., which is to take over as their new employer on Janurary 1, will not meet their demands on work terms and salaries.

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