Flight delays and baggage not loaded due to the handling strike in Gran Canaria


An intermittent strike until 20 September, when it will become indefinite, has been called by the several unions of ground handling workers in Gran Canaria. This Sunday, Aena has reported delays in the delivery of suitcases and passengers who had to fly without their luggage, as the main incidents that occurred at the Gran Canaria airport after the first day of a strike. Aena has indicated that the minimum services were met on this first day of protest, which will continue on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays from 12:00 to 24:00 until September 18, on Sunday the 19th the work stoppages will also be from noon to midnight and from Sunday 20 will be indefinite. The protest affected more than 90% of the twenty flights of airlines serviced by the handler, with many delays in the takeoffs and disembarkations and waits of up to an hour and a half inside the plane, among other incidents.

Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, contact the airline for more information, and anticipate cancelations and congestion on operating flights.