Not a great week to fly in Europe

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Control Tower Barcelona Airport

TRAVELLERS across Europe are due to suffer because of action between October 3 and October 8 which will no doubt cause delays for passengers.

Following strike action last Saturday which caused some flight disruption, especially in and out of Barcelona airport, the next strike of Spanish air traffic controllers, which is due to last 12 hours is expected to take place on Saturday, October 3.

The strike is the latest action over the treatment of 61 Barcelona-based controllers accused of bringing airspace to a halt over the city during a protest in 2010.

EasyJet is warning of ‘moderate’ delays to its Spanish flights saying that those to and from Spain, and those flying within Spanish airspace, might be affected.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight before going to the airport as it could affect every airline flying in and out of Spain.

To follow that, unions for Air France staff have called for a strike to take place on Monday, October 5. This will only affect Air France operations but travellers should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations.

Finally on October 8, Italian airport workers plan a walk-out between 1pm and 5pm which is likely to cause disruption as well.

In all cases, the sensible traveller will keep alert to developments and contact their airline before going to the relevant airport.


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