Strike affects flights to-and-from Spain

5 June 2015

Mobile_phone_holiday_beach_GUIDE_01 Are you flying to, or from Spain any time soon? Then you should know about some strikes that could potentially cock your journey up.

There's plans for Spanish Air Traffic controllers to go on strike, starting Monday. Controllers will be on strike for 4 hours throughout the day, and there'll be four days of strike action.

If you are travelling on Monday, then you really need to contact your airline and check whether or not your journey is affected.

The strike is planned to take place on four separate days June 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th. They'll take place for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon, and there's no word on the exact timings as yet, but they will be confirmed at some point.

Some airlines will contact customers via email or text, so keep an eye out for that.

This strike is in response to the punishment of 61 controllers who closed air space from the Barcelona Control Centre in 2010 and walked out over a pay dispute. One of the controllers was not reinstated, so staff are supporting them and protesting against the punishments handed out.

TOPICS:   Travel

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