Alicante Elche Airport Strikes 2018 Spain
​Stuttgart Airport Strike?
Is Air Berlin on strike?
​(Watch out for bag snatchers and pickpockets July 2015. July 2015 Benidorm hotels at full capacity. New airport parking facilities at Alicante Airport ) 
February 2017 passenger growth up 15.5% since January 2016.

​I know you are worried. 

​26 June, 2018 Tomorrow, 11am Barcelona air traffic control meet with Spanish government rep.

​2 May 2018 Several aviation strikes that will effect your flight from and to and Alicante.
Barcelona air traffic control strike
Italian air traffic control strikes
Vueling airline strike
French air traffic control - Marseille
Air France strike
See Easy Travel Report for updates
Worlds gone mad. 

Alicante tram strike 7, 8 and 9th October. French air traffic control strike 9, 10th and 11th October see French air traffic control. Might effect your flight to and from Alicante.

21 September 2017 Alicante Elche some delays today due to French air traffic control strike. Ryanair state south eastern Spain will be immune from flight cancellations.
Pilot's are on the war path and threaten strike action. Don't book with them over Christmas and New Year holidays.

Alicante tram strike September 2017
​September 2, 2017 Possible rubbish bin strike.
Strike threats at Alicante Elche
Latest from the 23 August, 2017 
Alicante airport security Union CCOO announce no strike has been called or cancelled. 
A meeting for security workers will take place Saturday, 28 October, 2017. Meetings still on going. Barcelona striking security workers urge Alicante security workers to join the strike action.
What's going on Barcelona el Prat strikes
and Madrid Barajas strike threat (Oct 15)

Alicante Airport Strike 2017
​Update:-Friday, April 14, 2017 Ryanair ask passengers to bring hand luggage only and if you are already in Alicante come to the airport three hours early. All flights to run.
Alicante-Elche departures 

Alicante-Elche Airport Strike 
Back Again, issue still not resolved.
Ryanair Strike
Ryanair baggage handlers making opinion known at passengers expense. 

Alicante air traffic controllers union, have offered support to Ryanair ground crews. Only support at the moment. Let's hope it stay's at support only.

Ryanair baggage handler strike at Alicante-Elche Airport. Four strike days, 24 hours each 00.01 - 23:59 hours.

Dates:-Easter Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday - 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th April.

Real shame. Ryanair not communicating with workers. This is a very busy airport for Ryanair. Company fly thousands of passengers here year round from all around Europe. It will be a mess. Is it difficult for you not to bring a suitcase?

Will they fly in help? Several passengers are looking for information. Please email us if you have some info.

Alicante Airport Strike 
for Ryanair flights. Baggage handler strike
Ryanair ground workers will strike 22, 25-28 February 2017.
Update:-23 February, 2017 It's who do checkin desk, ramp workers, handlers and aircraft workers who are on strike. We recommend coming early to just get through the check-in experience. It's 9:15 at night and so far today Ryanair - 17 departure flights were on time, 6 delayed and zero cancellations. As for arrivals 11 were on time, 10 delayed, zero cancellations. 
Lesma also deals with billing for Ryanair, this could be difficult for refunds etc. if needed.

22 February 2017 Ryanair handlers at Alicante-Elche went on strike for 2 and a 1/2 hours. In this short space of time 10 flights were effected 1,500 passengers.
Several passengers are looking for information. Please email us if you have some info.
Alicante Airport
​Think Spain has some news on new rules and regulations for baggage rates for Alicante/Ryanair.
Do you need to know about Madrid Metro strike?

You might need to know:-
Madrid Metro
To and from Madrid - Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport and Nuevos Ministerios central madrid.
Track work will start January 26, 2017. 16.5 Kilometers of track, workers will work 24 hours, 7 days a week to get work completed and opened by April 18.
Route will be covered by a bus service.

Madrid Metro Strike
Metro de Madrid
Hell for commuters, passengers will flood onto other private transportation, expect shortage of taxi’s. Plan your trip to Madrid Airport ahead.
Strike days:-
Friday 24, February, 2017 6:05 am - 8:40am and in the afternoon 1:20pm - 4:25pm and evening 5pm - 7.55pm
Monday 27 February, 2017 same strike times.
and every Friday there after same time.
Trains will be running throughout the day, 59% of service, fight for a spot.

2016 Strikes we caught last year.
25 April 2016 If you are flying out of Alicante Airport this week your flight could be delayed, brought forward or even cancelled. Reason being French air traffic controllers strike, German airport strikes and French national rail strike for this and other good news...

21 March 2016 Today saw 30 flights cancelled at Alicante airport due to French air traffic control. More strikes on the horizon see French air traffic control strikes.

Old strikes for 2015
Heads up Monday September 14, 2015
air traffic controllers will announce possible strike action Spanish air traffic control strikes

Menzies Spanish Baggage Handler Strike

Spanish baggage Handler Strike
Handlers for Menzies Aviation
Airports involved:- Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
Attention time change from original post.

Monday September 7, 2015 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Wednesday September 9, 2015 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Monday September 14, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Wednesday September 16, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Monday September 21, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Wednesday September 23, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Monday September 28, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Wednesday September 30, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

(Old dates, you are not going crazy!)
Friday 4, 11, 18 and 25 of September, 2015
4:30 am - 7:30 and again in the evening 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Call your airline, your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or cancelled. Airlines have plenty of time to work around this. By law some handlers will have to work during these strike hours. updating
​Pay attention if you are taking a train to and from your airport - Spanish rail strike is planned for September.
Madrid strikes Barcelona strikesMalaga StrikesPalma Strikes

Spanish air traffic controllers will strike
Alicante airport to be affected by the Spanish air traffic control strike.

​​​Update:-23 July 2015 Meeting today was fruitless, strikes are still on for the week-end.

Update:- Sunday July 18, 2015 2,155 flights expect to be affected by the strike this Saturday (25th) and 1,014 on Sunday (26th). Call your airline.. Make a plan B for just in case. These numbers are sketchy.
Usefull ourairports - Alicante
​You might also need to know UK EasyJet workers are being balloted for strike action and Lufthansa pilot's threaten strike action - soon.

Update:- 10 July 2015 strike is on for tomorrow. Call your airline by law 80% of flights to leave.

Update:-7 July 2015 Meeting to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) decision to be made over minimum service. At the moment 80% of controllers must attend work.

29 June 2015 New Spanish air traffic control dates are in. Local times.
Saturday 11 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 12 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 25 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 26 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
follow Spanish air traffic control strike

20 June 2015 Taxi strike planned for July 1, 2015. Take precautions leave for your Spanish airport a lot earlier than normal. Expect exits to your airport to be blocked by taxi's. You may have to get out of your car and hoof it. Bring extra person to help you who isn't flying that can help you with elderly, children and luggage... Makes life difficult returning rental cars. See main page for Spanish baggage handler strike and French air traffic control strike
​and new Spanish air traffic control strike.

24 June 2015 Perhaps you should know French air traffic control strike is being planned for July 2 and 3, 2015.

24 June 2015 Are you taking a Lion/Leon Airlines flight? Company will stop selling tickets after 2 July 2015. Routes Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga and Barcelona.

15 June 2015 Spanish air traffic control over with. Delays today due to weather.

11 June 2015 Another day of flight delays. We are wondering after this strike what will be controllers next move.

10 June 2015 All seems to be going well today - so far. Sunday likely to see delays - busier day. Trains across Spain selling/sold out.

9 June 2015 Yesterday's strike action, was kept to a few delays at Madrid airport in the afternoon. Barcelona had delays due to weather. Spain's minister of Development want's more dialogue and an agreement.
Now look at this. Co-inkydink! Departure board at Madrid aiport goes black at T4. Iberia asking passengers over loud speaker to go directly to gates Iberia Iberia Twitter feed
Madrid delays at ourairports

Update:-Sunday, not much to say. Strike still on. Bring/take ant-acids. Starting to see delays for this evenings flights at Alicante Airport 
Alicante Airport Site

Update:-5 June 2015 Meetings to take place today...waiting.

Update:-3 June, Spanish government step in and insist 70% of flights by law will have to leave. Now it's up to your airline, call them. 

(We also are updating on 
Spanish air traffic control strike page)

Here are the dates and times of the Spanish air traffic control strikes.
Remember we will be updating on our main page also
Easy Travel Report

Announced today, 
Wednesday 27 May, 2015 
Spanish air traffic controllers will strike.
Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA)

Times:- 10 am - Noon and 6 - 8 pm (local times)
Monday 8 June 2014 
Wednesday 10 June 2014
Friday 12 June and Sunday 14 June.
Popular spot expected to hit 800 flights that's from and to Alicante - 30,000 passengers. Your flight will be cancelled, brought forward or delayed.
Keep an eye on Alicante local news
UK National rail strike dates (strike cancelled again) and Ryanair baggage handlers - Madrid

(Could be a lot worse and likely to as the summer goes on)

Strike is over the punishment of 61 controllers who went on strike in 2010.
(This union's last strike was 26 years ago, represent 90% of controllers)
Spanish baggage handlers strikes
Update:-27 May 2015 These baggage handler strikes have caused minimal disruptions - if any

Remember compensation:-
Delayed 2 hours - meal, drink and telephone call. (Does this mean international call?)

If the flight leaves folliowing day they will provide hotel and transportation to and from hotel

Old strikes for 2015
8 April, 2015 If you are traveling to, from or over France your flight from Alicante Airport will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic control strike in April and May 2015. Ageneral strike is taking place tomorrow which will probably effect public transportation.
El-Altet-Strike - Alicante
Update:-This strike was cancelled.
Baggage handling and ramp workers strike.
March - 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th Noon - 5pm.
April 6th Noon - 5pm. Yes that's Easter. See our front page for other airports striking Easy Travel Report


But are you flying with Germanwings?
​GermanWings Strike - 48 hours
Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) calls its members in German Wings to strike. Strike starts:-
Wednesday night, 11, February, midnight till Friday, the 13th February, 23:59. Local times. Lufthansa will comment tomorrow Follow along with us Germanwings strike

2015 starts off with a bad sign. 27 airport strikes are ahead of you this year. Follow along with us 
Spanish airport strike 

Last years industrial actions
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads Up, Flights to and from Italy will be delayed, cancelled or moved up on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 due to an Italian air traffic control strike
17 March 2014 Flights to France, Ryanair, EasyJet, 

January 2014 Before privatization 20 controllers used to work at Alicante Airport. Now 12, 4 original workers, others x military from UK's busiest airports Gatwick and Heathrow. Savings of 2 million euros per year for Spanish tax payers.

2013 Industrial actions
Spanish Airport Strikes 2014
9 August 2013 See our Airport Strike page regarding "possible Swissport strike" this weekend
Alicante Airport to be hit by Swissport strike, Spanish baggage handlers strike. Stay in close contact with your airline. (Keep all receipts, you never know)

Alicante Airport strike 
July 2, 6, 9 and 13th 2PM - 6PM. 

Remember if flying into another Spanish airport your could be hit twice. (Spanish airport strikes) We will be updating as news comes in. Email us, our viewers are hungry for information.
Sunday, June 30 Swissport (this is happening at Barcelona El Prat, perhaps similiar situation in Alicante) "sabotage and coercion" by it's workers. Saturday afternoon, aircraft towing tractors, buses passenger and baggage handling equipment and cargo, damaged during the whole day. Causing 50% delay of flights. Today, Sunday, flights delayed still.

June 14, 2013 Passengers hit by French air traffic controllers Hartlepool Mail

April 2 Ryanair lands without permission in 2011, pilot had big ones
11 March 2012 Iberia unions to meet on Wednesday to decide on whether to accept deal from IAG. Check Iberia strike page
February 26 Iberia Airline has flight cancellation lists up. 4 5 6 7 8 of March, check your flight.

Update:-March 1. Sorry to tell you Iberia strikes are still on. Only difference being, French air traffic conrollers will strike on the 5th causing more chaos at the airports.

Update:- February 6, 2013, Iberia Airline Strike dates are in.

15 strike days, by ground staff and flight attendants. 23% of workforce to be let go.
Monday to Friday February 18 - 22
Monday to Friday March 4 - 8
Monday to Friday again March 18 - 22
(No strikes planned for Easter Sunday March 31) Follow along with us Iberia Strikes

2 February 2013  Alicante high petrol prices Think Spain
Alicante port workers likely to call for strikes.

Last years industrial actions
10 December 2012 We are getting enquiries that Alicante airport is on strike. We have no news of this. Do you if so email us? Flightstats also shows nothing going on. Follow here for Iberia strike
We did find this article :-SAS Pilot uses whisky to de-ice the Examiner

April 2012
If you are flying in on Iberia Airlines
see Iberia Airline strikes

5 April 2012 Travel to Spain. 
Madrid airport workers are striking this month. Spanish air traffic controllers seem happy. Stansted Airport cancelled a strike.
Still nothing to do with you. 
As far as we know Alicante Airport site is working just fine this Easter.
Let us know if you experience anything different.

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