Air Traffic Controllers Action To Cause Delays

easyJet¬†is warning of ‘moderate’ delays to its Spanish flights this Saturday due to further strike action by Spanish Air Traffic Controllers.

It said flights to and from Spain, and those flying in Spanish airspace, might be affected by the 12-hour strike planned for October 3.

It follows strike action last Saturday which caused some flight disruption, especially in and out of Barcelona airport.

The strike is the latest action over the treatment of 61 Barcelona-based controllers accused of bringing airspace to a halt over the city during a protest in 2010.

“We plan to operate our normal schedule and expect moderate delays to our flights during this period,” said easyJet.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight before going to the airport.

Meanwhile, unions for Air France staff have called for a strike to take place on Monday, October 5.

In its advice to corporate clients, travel management company Carlson Wagonlit said: “It is currently unclear how much of an impact this industrial action will have on Air France operations, but travellers should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations. Travellers are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport.”

And on October 8, Italian airport workers plan a walk-out between 13:00 and 17:00.
“Unless averted, the work stoppages could cause some delays and cancellations,” said CWT.

“Travellers are advised to verify the status of their flight before leaving for the airport and to arrive there early due to longer waiting times.

Source: TravelMole