Easter holidays in Spain: Travel chaos: Families warned of flight problems

BRITs heading to Spain’s busiest holiday airports will face a strike before Easter.

Unions representing workers at airport services company Swissport have launched a series of 24-hour strikes after current negotiations stalled.

Strikes at Spanish airports will affect families traveling during the Easter holidays

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The strike will affect 17 Spanish airports, many of which are popular with British tourists.

This includes the airports of Madrid Barajas, Barcelona El Prat, Reus, Alicante, Valencia, Murcia, Malaga, Almeria, Salamanca, Valladolid, Burgos, Logroño, Zaragoza, Huesca, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife South.

Swissport provides passenger services and apron assistance, with the exception of Gran Canaria and South Tenerife airports, where it provides assistance to executive aviation companies; and in Madrid and Malaga, which provide air cargo handling services,

Among his clients are Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia Express, Icelandair, Iran Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Turkish Airlines and Vueling.

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The strike will take place every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting Monday, February 27th, and will last until April 13th.

The union says they have been demanding better working conditions for more than eight years without success.

“This is the reality that the workers at Swissport Handling have faced and have decided to say enough about,” said a union representative.

“We will not let the workers give up on the improvements they have been waiting for years.”

Unions are required by law to provide minimum services set by the government, so it remains to be seen what impact the strikes will have on flights and on passengers arriving and departing from their respective airports.

Air traffic controllers at 16 Spanish airports also went on strike.

Since last month, employees have quit every Monday, and the last working day is the following week, February 27th.

Strikes in the UK can also cause havoc in families for half a year.

Over 3,000 Unite workers call for strike during school change.

If that happens, Britons will face flight cancellations and delays, as well as long queues at airports.

Unite regional coordinator Wayne King said the strike would cause “serious disruption at Heathrow Airport with inevitable delays, disruptions and flight cancellations”.

Here’s what you should do if your flight is cancelled.

The strike will affect more than 17 airports in Spain.

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