Easter holiday airport strike could cause chaos at Spanish airports

Holidaymakers heading to and from Spain could face major disruption to their plans if a strike called for by unions goes ahead.

Union action would threaten to disrupt all of Spain’s 46 airports and heliports including key holiday gateways in the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, the Balearic’s and the Canary Islands.

Around 60,000 baggage handlers and ground staff have called for a walkout starting April 20th for an indefinite period if their pay concerns and working conditions are not addressed.

If these workers should go on strike it would in the short term at least lead to long queues at the airport, delays to flights and the inevitable cancellations as airports fail to cope.

Around five million passengers are scheduled to pass through Spain’s airports over the peak Easter holidays and face a massive upheaval should the strike go ahead.

The good news is that the workers concerned have threatened action in the past and that a strike was averted after negotiations with airport operator Aena.

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