Saturday 16 December 2017

Spain flights chaos as strike takes hold

Air passengers faced severe disruption on flights to and from Spain today because of a 24-hour general strike by Spanish workers.

Budget airline Ryanair scrapped most of its flights to Spain and all of its internal ones in the country. Passengers are advised to check the Ryanair website for a full list of the cancellations.

Aer Lingus will be operating all but 12 of its flights to Spain today. Details of the affected flights are available here.

The disruption will also affect Spanish islands such as Majorca, Ibiza and the Canary Islands.

Ryanair was also hit by the Belgian strike, with the airline having to axe a number of services to and from Charleroi near Brussels.

Just last week Ryanair was forced to axe 250 flights due to strike action by French air traffic controllers, the airline has called on EU leaders to act against those disrupting flights.

Press Association

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