Spain. New day of air traffic controllers’ strike on next Monday

Air traffic controllers in control towers managed by private companies will continue their strike days on 13, 20 and 27 February. The cancelled services could reach 84 % at some airports. The industrial action in 16 privatised control towers began on 30 January and will continue every Monday throughout February.

Although the strike is called for private control towers, other airports could be affected by delays in rotations if a previous flight has operated at one of the affected airports.

It should be noted that the strike will not take place at all airports, but at the following airports:

A Coruña, Alicante-Elche. Castellón, Cuatro Vientos, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Jerez, Lanzarote, La Palma, Lleida, Murcia, Sabadell, Seville and Valencia.

Minimum service levels have been put in place to allow some flights to operate.

For commercial flights with routes to or from non-peninsular territories, minimum services range from 52% in Lérida to 84% in A Coruña, depending on the estimated occupancy.

In the case of routes with foreign or Spanish cities where the journey time by road is at least five hours, minimum services range from 44% in La Palma to 57% in Alicante.

For journeys which can be replaced by other means of public transport in less than five hours, the minimum services are between 18% in Castellón and 30% in Vigo.

Arrive at airports early to avoid having your seat assigned to a standby passenger. Contact the airlines to confirm flight status.