Spanish Airport Strikes Will Not Affect Christmas Travel

Air Traffic Strike Postponed Over Festive Break

Spanish air controllers have agreed to postpone any further strike action until after the Christmas period, enabling passengers looking to travel over the festive break to breathe a sigh of relief. Airlines are currently in the process of returning back to normal service after thousands of passengers were left stranded abroad over the last weekend due to a strike by Spanish air traffic controllers. The workers returned to work on Saturday night after being threatened with jail however the disruption caused by the industrial action has led to dozens of operators having to cancel their services. Ryanair, EasyJet and Iberia were all affected by the strikes that left many people with no other choice than to sleep within airports across Spain over the weekend. UK passengers were advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

The decision to avoid striking over the Christmas period will no doubt be welcomed by airlines and operators across the world. Spain is one of the most popular destinations for those looking to spend holidays abroad, with many passengers choosing this time to visit family in the country. A spokesman for the air controllers union stated that “The important thing is to recover good sense and normalcy,” he went on to apologise to any passengers affected by the weekend’s action. Spanish air controllers have also spoken out about their decision to halt their strike action until after the festive period, explaining that they wish that “everyone may spend the holidays calmly and without and fears”.

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