Just when you didn’t think the air travel situation could get any worse, well, it just might. Ryanair’s Spanish cabin crew have announced that they’ll be going on strike for six days this summer.
Two Spanish trade unions, USO and SITCPLA, have called for cabin crews to walk out on June 24, 25, 26 and 30 and on July 1 and 2. The unions say that staff are unhappy with pay and working conditions.
It’s unclear just how many Ryanair employees will actually be involved in the strike, though it’s estimated that the airline has around 1,400 crew member based in Spain. While it won’t affect every Ryanair flight, it’ll almost certainly have an impact on routes in and out of Spain on the above dates.
So far, Ryanair has been one of the better airlines in terms of delays and cancellations. While the likes of EasyJet, British Airways and Tui have all been under fire, so far Ryanair hasn’t faced anywhere near the same scale of disruption. It has, however, already had to deal with staff strike action in Belgium and Italy.
In any case, an already-difficult summer could be about to get even more frustrating. If you’ve booked a Ryanair flight to or from Spain on June 24, 25, 26 or 30 or on July 1 or 2, be sure to regularly check your flight status for updates.
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