After broken negotiations between the air traffic controllers of the control towers of the companies Saerco and Ferronats, the unions USCA and CCOO have announced strikes.
The controllers will go on 24-hour strikes on January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27. These are the five consecutive Mondays from January 30th and all professionals who have work shifts that begin between 00:00 and 24:00 are summoned on those days. The air traffic profession is controlled by government rules, and a very strict minimum service level will be rigorously enforced.
APCTA unites the private air traffic control providers Saerco and Ferronats. The privatised towers in Spain are those of the following airports:
A Coruña, Alicante, Castellón, Madrid-Cuatro Vientos, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Jerez, Lanzarote, La Palma, Lleida, Murcia, Sabadell, Seville, Valencia and Vigo.
In the rest of the Aena network, it is the public Enaire that controls the control towers. Although the strike is called for private control towers, other airports could be affected by delays in rotations if an earlier flight has operated at one of the affected airports.
Arrive at airports early to prevent your seat from being allocated to a standby passenger. Contact airlines to confirm flight status if booked to fly via Spanish airports Jan. 30-31.