Easyjet cabin crew in Spain call nine-day strike in July
The strike by Ryanair cabin crew over the weekend resulted in numerous flight cancellations and delays at Malaga Airport. Figures supplied by the USO union show that 16 flights to or from Malaga airport were cancelled on Saturday and another 20 on Sunday. These included Oslo, Marseilles, Stockholm, Exeter and East Midlands, and also Gran Canaria, Ibiza and Lanzarote
The EasyJet strikes have been scheduled in three periods during July: from 1 to 3, 15 to 17 and 29 to 31 at its three Spanish bases of Barcelona, Malaga and Palma. The action by cabin crew at both companies is expected to cause problems this summer at other European airports, not just in Spain
At present, the dates when strikes are planned are:
– 30 June, 1 and 2 July at the airline’s ten bases in Spain: Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza.
– 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30 and 31 July at the three bases of Barcelona, Malaga and Palma.
If the actions go ahead, EasyJet flights operating via those airports on strike days will likely experience disruptions, including delays and cancelations. The actions could also result in disruptions at the airport themselves with long queues for check-in and security procedures.
Reconfirm flight status if booked to fly with EasyJet or via affected airports on strike days. Do not check out of accommodations until onward travel is confirmed. Arrive early at airports to allow extra time to clear passenger processing procedures.