Spain Balearic Islands = Majorca (Mallorca) Ibezia, Minorca and Formentera.
Third busiest airport in Spain. Record number of flights yearly. French air traffic control strikes will effect flights to Palma de Mallorca. Airlines will have to reschedule flights. Longer trip, more fuel and find a time slot to land and take off.
Make sure you confirm your hotel.
Iberia Airlines does not fly here. Iberia Express, Vueling and Air Nostrum do.
Palma de Mallorca Strike
Son Sant Joan Airport Strike
You may also need to know a French general strike is planned May 22, 2018
Last years strike action 2017
14 July 2017 Ten more passport control officers added. 30 minutes to clear passport control on a regular day. With extra traffic in the summer situation has become unacceptable for travelers. If you are leaving Palma get to the airport minimum three hours early and them be prepared for a wait. Last thing you want is to miss your connecting flight.
Palma Airport Security Strike
Update:-10 July 2017 TRABLISA STRIKE CALLED OFF! NEGOTIATIONS ON GOING.
Airport security company Trablisa workers will strike every Tuesday and Saturday in July 2017. Will also strike in August if working conditions don't improve. (No times given, most likely during busiest time at the airport 8am - noon. We are not sure in what capacity Trablisa workers at Palma Airport do in security, but it will most likely to be painful.)
If you are leaving from Palma de Mallorca airport on a Tuesday or Saturday in July get to the airport a minimum of three or four hours before your flight. Keep hand luggage at a minimum to get through customs fast. Then be prepared for your flight to be delayed several hours but at least you will be through airport security.
Stay in close contact with your airline.
Old strike actions for 2017
Strike action by - Acciona Airport Services which includes ground services, ticket
sales, and baggage handling services.
Be ready for long queues. Passenger complaining long wait at passport control
and customs, several hours, medics were
called in over Easter.
Saturday 29 April, 2017 8am - 10am and
11am to 1pm (demonstration)
Wednesday 3 May 2017 8pm - 11pm.
Monday 8 may 1pm - 3pm
Thursday 18 May 11am - 1pm.
Sunday 28 May 8pm - 11pm
(previous strike dates April, 7, 12, 18th)
Mallorca Train Strike
Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca rail strike
January 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20th, 2017. Minimum service will be in effect.
Strikes effecting Palma in 2016
27 July 2016 You should know Air France cabin crews are striking as with second busiest airline in France Aigle Azur this week and next.
Add to this Spain’s Air Europa strike by pilots.
New French general strike is being planned.
16 July 2016 Spanish air traffic controllers are over worked follow along. You know what that means! www.easytravelreport.com
Last years disagreements.
Menzies Spanish Baggage Handler Strike
Spanish baggage Handler Strike
Handlers for Menzies Aviation
Airports involved:- Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
Sunday, 30 August Update to tell you:-
Madrid is involved after all and change of times and dates for Palma Airport handler strikes.
Palma de Mallorca Monday September 7, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 9, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Monday September 14, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 16, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Monday September 21, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 23, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 30, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
(Was 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. Pay attention Spanish rail strike is planned for September.
Links that might help you.
Old worries gone bye
Spanish air traffic controllers will strike.
Palma de Mallorca to be affected by the Spanish air traffic control strike.
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.. These numbers have been reported as sketchy. Make a plan B for just in case.
Update:-8 July 2015 80% of flights by law must leave during these strike hours.
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
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.
Update:-10 June 2014 Delays for tomorrow are already in place ourairports.com Predictions are that Sunday will see more delays than previously. Palma is just busier on a Sunday.
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.
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 (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)
Wednesday 10 June 2014
Friday 12 June and Sunday 14 June.
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) Follow along with us easytravelreport.com
Several strikes are going on so do check with us - often.
Old industrial actions for 2015
Spanish Air Traffic Control Aena
Sunday 25 January, 2015 CCOO and USO unions want to halt the sale of Aena and announce 25 days of strikes/demonstrations, between February 11, 2015 (the day 49% of Aena goes up for sale) and August 31, 2015.
First strike will be out of Palma de Mallorca Airport, 10am at the boarding area tomorrow Ultima Hora Mallorca Expect delays.
Flights to Germany
Delay's tomorrow due to Hamburg airport security worksers strike starting tonight, Sunday, midnight, February 8, 2015. Strike will last 24 hours. Real pain in the neck. Strike was announced late giving airlines little if any time to plan. Striking workers also in Hannover and Stuttgart Airports.
Last years industrial actions 2014
Flights from Palma tomorrow to:-
Hamburg Airport Security
22 January 2015 New Hamburg Airport security strike planned for Friday, 23 January 2015 between the hours 11am - 4pm.
Get to the airport three hours early.
Old industrial actions for 2014
Palma de Mallorca Baggage Strike
27 July 2014 Palma Baggage strike planned for August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, and 17th.
Popular place for Air Berlin, Condor, EasyJet, Iberia - Air Notrum, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson.
Other labor strikes in the news you may want to know about or not.
25 July 2014 Another baggage system failure today. Luggage system is "very
sensitive. Passengers fly without luggage.
22 July 2014 Coinkydink today. Blackened information board and darkened corridors greeted airline passengers at Son Sant Joan. Power failure from approximately from 12:25 lunch time till 2pm. 20 July 2014 Luggage problems, glitch 2,000 lost luggage Express.com
24 May 2014 Taxi strike has been suspended. Issue over unlicensed taxi cabs. Beware of this and don't get mistaken as an illegal taxi cab.
Last years 2013 labor strikes.
30 July 2013 Delayed? You might be interested in peering at the three fired hunger striking workers. Some where on airport property. Now's your time. You've been frustrated for years so why not go over and eat a jambon sandwich.
March 8, Some 200 workers protest today at La Palma.
February 26 Majorca airport strike by Iberia Airline has flight cancellation and delays planned for March 4 5 6 7 8 for Iberia, Iberia Express, Air Nostrum and Vueling.
Update:-11 February If you purchased your Iberia ticket from a travel agent, make changes with them. If you purchased ticket from Iberia direct call
902 400 500 or 902 100 488
Here's Iberia notice
February 9, 2013 at Iberia Airlines is facing strike action by flight attendants and ground workers.
Bitter dispute has resulted in 15 strike days in all, 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
Minimal service has been guaranteed by law to the mainland. Strike will effect 900 workers at Palma Airport. If flying in on a British Airways flight or BA CityFlyer I'd just bring a carry on!
Year 2012 Labor strikes
Saturday 28 and Tuesday 31 July
Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 August 2012
Airport serves Air Berlin, Iberia, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways to name a few.