Spanish Airport Strike
February 20, 2015 Airport sell off crisis is over. Now Spanish holiday makers get another hurdle to cross. Chances are your airline will have a contingency plan in place. Call them closer to the date. Bit early yet. Involves peak Easter travel.
Spanish Baggage Handlers Strike and Ramp Workers.
Dreaded Swissport baggage handlers will strike at these airports:-
Barcelona El Prat, Alicante, Almeria, Malaga, Jerez, Fuerteventura and the cargo terminals of Madrid.
Ramp Worker Strikes
Malaga, Madrid Barajas, (Ryanair does own handling; see ) Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona el Prat, Fuerteventura, Jerez, Lanzarote and Valencia.
Alicante - Elche , El Altet Airport
Popular airlines Ryanair, EasyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle
March - 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th Noon - 5pm.
April 6th Noon - 5pm.
Thomas Cook Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Iberia
March 4 9am - 5:30pm
March 10 9am - 9pm
March 14 Noon - 2:30pm
March 19 8am - 9pm
March 23 9am - 2:30pm
March 28 9am - 9pm
March 31 9am - 8pm
April 6 9am - 2:30pm
Barcelona El Prat
These days are 24 hour strikes
March 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 29th
April 3, 4, 5 and 6th.
When’s Easter? Good Friday is April 6th, 2015
(While your at it. You might want to pass by The Museum of the History of Catalonia it’s extended the exhibit celebrating 50 years of CCOO union till May 3)
Fuerteventura Airport - Canary Islands
Travel Service, Thomas Cook, Ryanair,
Nine 24 hour strikes
March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30th. April 4 and 6th.
Jerez Airport - La Parra Airport
Condor and TUIfly
Noon - 5pm on March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th.
April 6th Noon - 5pm.
Malaga Airport or Costa del Sol Airport
Fourth busiest airport in Spain. Who doesn't fly here! Busiest airlines by far Ryanair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Vueling.
March - 8 days of strike action
18 - 20 hour strikes on March 6,7,13,14, 20, 21, 27 and 28th
10 - 12 hour strikes on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th.
18- 20 hour strikes on April 3, 4,
and the 5th 10 -12 hours.
65 Million tourists visited Spain last year, up 7%.
Barcelona El Prat Airport Strike
Cleaners for very busy Terminal 2 will strike:-
February 5th and 6th
March 5th, 6th and 31st and April 1, 2015
Toilets will be cesspool, bring TP, hand sanitizer you name it.
Air Europa - Heads up, watch out, don't get caught.
3 February 2014 Air Europa's owners Globalia "might" buy Portuguese airline "TAP". If so airlines have similar bases. Needless to say the unions are apoplectic. Between the two airlines that's a lot of job loss.