Ryanair to sue Spain over airport strikes

Ryanair is taking legal action against Spain's government-owned airport operator over wildcat strikes.

Over 500 flights were cancelled which impacted on 75,000 passengers, according to Ryanair.

More than 2,000 air traffic controllers walked out, virtually shutting down Spain's airspace.

Court action has already begun against state-owned airport operator AENA, with a group representing 5,000 passengers as well as hoteliers and airlines vying for compensation.

Ryanair also said yesterday it had finalised responses in respect of all claims made by people affected by flight disruption due to volcanic ash earlier this year.