Three Spanish unions – USO, CCOO and UGT – have organised the strikes amid an ongoing dispute with airport operator AENA.
Airport staff, together with car-park workers, baggage handlers, safety, IT, retail, and catering workers, will stroll out for 24-hour intervals over the subsequent 4 months.
These strikes are set to disrupt holidays in Spain over the autumn and winter – notably over the Christmas holidays.
Discover out under when the strikes are going down and the way they could impression your flights.
When are the Spanish airport strikes?
The employees will stroll out over 5 days in September, seven days in October, two days in November, and 11 days in December.
There will probably be strikes on September 15, 17, 22, 24, and 29, in addition to strikes on December 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.
Moreover, Ryanair cabin crew in Spain, backed by the SITCPLA union, may also reportedly strike each week, from Monday to Thursday, till January 7.
These strikes will impression airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Seville, and Palma de Mallorca. Nevertheless, Ryanair has mentioned it expects minimal disruption this winter.
How will the Spanish airport strikes impression holidays?
Anybody meaning to journey to, from, or inside Spain between September and December – particularly on the confirmed strike dates – ought to preserve checking for journey updates.
Flights could also be cancelled or delayed if the unions and the airport operator don’t attain an settlement.
What to do in case your flight is cancelled
Amid the continued strikes – plus the information that British Airways will reduce round 10,000 short-haul flights from Heathrow between late October and March – anybody planning on travelling over the subsequent few months ought to concentrate on their rights if their flight is cancelled.
If a flight is cancelled, passengers have the best to both a full refund, together with different flights from the airline that you just gained’t use in the identical reserving similar to onward or return flights, or a substitute flight to get you to your vacation spot.
Passengers are additionally entitled to compensation if the cancellation is the airline’s accountability, however the quantity of compensation you’re entitled to will depend on when the flight was cancelled, the space of the flight, and the departure and arrival instances of the rescheduled flight.