With many people travelling to enjoy the last few weeks of their summer holidays in the next week or so it is important to know that several strikes have been called across airports in Spain which could affect your travel plans.
Palma Airport is currently dealing with a strike that affects passport control in Terminal A of the airport although authorities have declared that the situation is currently under control and no major delays have been reported.
Ryanair’s cabin crew have called a strike on the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th and 28th of September at the thirteen airports that the company services across Spain. The reason for the strike is to campaign against the closure of the Ryanair bases of Gran Canaria, Tenerife South, and Girona.
Ryanair pilots in the UK have also called a strike from the 22nd of August until the 4th of September over salaries and a strike has also been called in Portugal from the 21st until the 25th of August for the same reasons.
Adding to the disruption at Spanish airports, Iberia’s ground staff have called a strike due to working hours and overwork. Strikes are scheduled at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport on the 24th, 25th, 30th and 31st of August. Employees in Madrid will be striking on the 30th and 31st of August to increase full-time employment and to improve the fleet of vehicles and receive additional training.
Pilots and cabin crew of Alitalia have called a strike for September 6th as they fear they may not get paid due to the company’s financial situation and Easyjet check-in staff have called a strike over salaries at London Stansted from the 23rd until the 29th of August.
Be sure to check with your airline prior to travel to ensure that there is no disruption to your journey and make sure to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight in case of queues.