Because of an overtime ban among air traffic controllers, there will be no flights to and from Keflavík International airport between 2 am and 7 am tomorrow morning, according to a statement from Isavia, the company which runs the airport. Twenty flights were scheduled to arrive from North America during that time and seven were meant to take off for the European continent, RÚV reports.
Isavia’s statement reads that due to the illness of two air traffic controllers, who should have been on call overnight, scheduled flights had to be canceled. Substitute workers can’t be hired because of the overtime ban.
Exceptions will be made for emergency and medical flights.
Negotiations between the Association of Icelandic Air Traffic Controllers and SA-Business Iceland, on behalf of Isavia, have been ongoing since November and have been referred to the state negotiator. The last meeting was held on May 20, and no new meeting has been scheduled. The overtime ban has been in effect since April 6.