Latest news on Spanair, such as staffing issues, pilots, go slow, layoffs, safety concerns, financial health, on time record. Will they strike or go bankrupt after I've bought my ticket and leave me stranded at the airport? Ultimately do they look reliable and still be in business in three months? Largest airline in Spain, main hub
based out of El Prat Airport in Barcelona other hubs at Barajas Airport in Madrid and Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma de Majorca. Has 3,161 employees.
Code shares with, see what ETR says about them. Make sure they are not on strike.
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1/30/12 Heavy fines on way to airline after they strand 23,000 passengers world wide NY Times
Spanair closes down Friday night (1/27) after Qatar Airways fails to buy it. EasyJet stepped up and took on extra passengers.
9 August 2009 codeshares with Air Comet who are also on strike.
8/8/09 Union for Spanair calling for strikes every Monday and Friday ( phew! no Saturday's affected) throughout August.
Friday 14, 21,28
Unions have been negotiating for the past year and a half for a collective agreement over pay, working hours and holiday allowances.
Barajas Airport in Madrid should remain unaffected
Spanair workers in Majorca will be on an indefinite strike first week of August. Management announced it will not effect flights.
Workers gripe:-transfer of employees Palma to Barcelona.
Representative of CC.OO Carmen Diaz de la Jara said of the called strike "The workers have nothing to lose, they will bury Spanair," he said. Workers will demonstrate and hand out leaflets in parks and shopping malls.
8/22/08 THE SPANISH pilots' union sent a series of letters and e-mails to Spanair's senior management warning of safety worries more than a year before Wednesday's crash at Madrid airport claimed 153 lives, it emerged yesterday irishtimes.com
8/20/08 At least 45 killed as plane skids off runway in Madrid.
8/20/08 Spanair pilots threaten strike over company "chaos"Lacks a plan to save airline reuters
7/16/08 Spanish airline Spanair cutting a third of its jobs and nine routes to survive reduced consumer demand and rising fuel prices. The airline, which is 100 percent owned by Scandinavian operator SAS, said it is cutting 1,100 jobs and dropping 15 aircraft from its fleet of 60 to produce savings of around 90 million euros ($144 million) by the end of 2009.
6/19/08 Shares in Scandinavian airline operator SAS AB plunged Thursday as the company announced it would abandon plans to sell its Spanish carrier, Spanair.
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