Spanish bank holiday's:- August 15, 2015, October 12, November 1, December 6 and 8. Of course Christmas Day which is on a Friday in 2015.
Taxi strike planned for July 1, 2016 euroweeklynews.com Take precautions leave for your Spanish airport a lot earlier than normal. Expect exits to your airport to be blocked by taxi's. You may have to get out of your car and hoof it. Bring extra person to help you who isn't flying that can help you with elderly, children and luggage...
Spanish Baggage Handlers Strike
3,500 workers who work for Globalia who own Groundforce baggage handling company will strike starting from July 4, 2015.
Passengers flying on these airlines will be effected:-Aeroflot, Aerolineas, Argentinias, Aeromexico, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, Air France - KLM, Alitalia, Lot, and Lufthansa.
Which airport are you flying into? These airports will be effected.
Barcelona El Prat:-Every Friday 8am - 10am and 7pm - 9pm
Bilbao:- Every Monday 11am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm
Madrid:-Every Sunday Noon- 2pm and 8pm - 10pm
Seville:- Every Thursday Noon - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm
Las Palmas:- Every Wednesday 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm
North Tenerife:- Every Monday 1pm - 5pm
South Tenerife:- Every Friday 10am - Noon and 4pm - 6pm
Ryanair has a baggage handlers strike going on right now at Madrid Airport. Although Ryanair announce that workers are now back to work, airline is still on alert. Ryanair adjusted to this strike by giving passengers a choice of landing in another airport, change flight to a different day or fly with no luggage. Perhaps your airline will follow a similar routine or use managers as handlers or bring in scabs.
Spanish air traffic controllers will strike.
29 June 2015 New Spanish air traffic control dates are in. Local times.
Saturday 11 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 12 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 25 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 26 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
17 June 2015 If dreams could come true usatoday
15 June Spanish air traffic control strike done with. Several delays across Spain today due to weather. Controllers will meet this week to decide what to do next.
9 June 2015 Co-inkydink! Departure board at Madrid airport goes down at T4. Iberia asking passengers over loud speaker to go directly to gates from Iberia Twitter feed.
Train ticket sales up 27% across France during June’s air traffic control strike.
Update:-3 June, Spanish government step in and insist 70% of flights by law will have to leave, that's a great help. Now it's up to your airline, call them asap.
Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA)
Announced today, Wednesday 27 May, 2015
Times 10 am - Noon and 6 - 8 pm (local times)
Monday 8 June 2014
Wednesday 10 June 2014
Friday 12 June and Sunday 14 June.
Strike is over the punishment of 61 controllers who went on strike in 2010.
(This union's last strike was 26 years ago, represent 90% of controllers)
Barcelona El Prat Airport
Canary Islands - Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura Tourist Board Is ready for you. Island has available 1,300 hotel beds in 14 hotels to accommodate passengers displaced by Spanish air traffic control strike.
Ryanair Baggage Handlers Strike
(25 June strike is still going on)
Madrid Airport Strike.
Baggage handler strike will start Saturday May 30. No end date given.
20 -30% of workers to be given the heave ho. This is a very busy hub for Ryanair - over 40 destinations. You know the routine, just bring hand luggage. Perhaps Ryanair will bring in outside workers. Passengers who are already on holiday in Spain must be @!*&^#!!
Ryanair is offering passengers free of charge - flights to a different Spanish airport and departure date. Airline is in court trying to deem strike illegal.
Groundforce old strike this year that failed
Madrid - Adolfo Suárez Airport
Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas
Spanish baggage handlers strikes
Groundforce baggage handler strike have caused minimal disruptions - if any
Groundforce (UGT union) Baggage Handler Strike - indefinitely.
Starts Saturday 16, May 2015 between the hours (local times)
Noon - 2 pm
8 pm - 10 pm.
Expect flight delays and delivery of luggage. Call your airline.
Are you taking a Lion/Leon Airlines flight? Company will stop selling tickets after 2 July 2015. Routes Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga and Barcelona.