Madrid Airport Strikes 2017, Barajas Airport, 
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For Barcelona Metro Strike

​8 January, 2018 Announcement today. No airport security strikes till after Easter 2018.

Madrid Barajas Airport Strike
​Back again Prosegur airport security workers.
30 November, 2017 Announced yesterday Prosegur airport security workers cancel strike November 28 - 11 December 2107 and replaced it with some despicable strike dates.
Workers will strike between December 22 - 8 January, 2018. Hours:-5:30am - 6:30am, 10:30am - 11:30am, 2pm - 3pm, 7pm - 8pm. (Lunch/dinner can cause more delays). You must get to Barajas a lot earlier than normal, the lines to get through security will be long. Keep your hand luggage to a minimum. You don't want to miss your flight.
Other information Talks are on going, you never know might get cancelled. Prosegur airport security company goes to court over illegal strike calls 11 December, 2017.


Madrid airport Prosegur airport security workers have given a deadline for strike action October 15, 2017. We will keep an eye on this. All parties involved agree nothing will be done till after Barcelona dispute is done with.

You should also know about the three month strike by airport workers Easy Travel Report
Barcelona Airport Strike
Gran Canaria Strike
Alicante strike threat


Spanish Taxi Strike
26 April, 2017 You've landed into a taxi strike today. It will be over around 2pm in 
​You maybe flying into another Spanish city.
Expect demonstrations to last longer than stated.

Valencia till? 
Santander till? 
Sevilla 10:00 - 3pm
A Coruna 10:30 - 1:30pm
Malaga 11am - 1pm
Madrid till 1pm
Abiza till 3pm
Sevilla 10 - 3pm
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.
See here for future strikes

Madrid Metro Strike
Metro de Madrid 
Back again.
Madrid Metro workers will strike Monday April 10, 2017
5:50 am to 8:30 am and every Monday there after indefinitely. Give yourself extra time to get to Madrid airport. Difficult morning to find a taxi.

Old strikes effecting Madrid Airport in 2016
12 April 2016 Wildcat strike today by Belgian air traffic control. Your flight to Brussels Airport and Charleroi Airport will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Updating on and our Belgian air traffic control page. 

      ​Spanish baggage Handler Strike
Handlers for Menzies Aviation this time.

Leave for Madrid Airport early, you never know how long it's going to take to get to your gate.

Iberia baggage workers in sympathy with Las Palmas airport workers 
Will strike Terminal 4, Madrid Airport. From noon - 4pm.
See and translate
For strike dates in Las Palmas see

Old strikes 2015
Sunday 30 August 2015, Madrid Airport is involved in this industrial action. Local times. 

Madrid Airport Friday September 4, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Madrid Airport Friday September 11, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Madrid Airport Friday September 18, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Madrid Airport Friday September 25, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm

​Other airports involved (all carefully choreographed)
Alicante strikesBarcelona strikesMalaga StrikesPalma Strikes.

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. Spanish rail strike - if you are taking a train to and from the airports.
For updates on this subject and the rail strike see

Old strikes for 2015
Spanish Baggage Handlers Strike
June 28, 2015 3,500 workers who work for Globalia who own Groundforce baggage handling company will strike starting from July 4, 2015.
Passengers flying on these airlines will be effected:-Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinias, Aeromexico, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, Air France - KLM, Alitalia, Lot, and Lufthansa.
These airports will be effected. Hopefully it’s not yours.
All local times
Barcelona El Prat:-Every Friday 8am - 10am and 7pm - 9pm
Bilbao:- Every Monday 11am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm
Madrid:-Every Sunday Noon- 2pm and 8pm - 10pm
Seville:- Every Thursday Noon - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm

Canary Islands 
Las Palmas:- Every Wednesday 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm
North Tenerife:- Every Monday 1pm - 5pm
South Tenerife:- Every Friday 10am - Noon and 4pm - 6pm

Ryanair has a baggage handlers strike going on right now at Madrid Airport. Although Ryanair announce that workers are now back to work, airline is still on alert. Ryanair adjusted to this strike by giving passengers a choice of landing in another airport, change flight to a different day or fly with no luggage. Perhaps your airline will follow a similar routine or use managers as handlers or bring in scabs. 
Follow along at other strikes are going on you should know about that could ruin your trip, travel plans.

​Old strikes for 2015
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.
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)
Will be updating at Easy Travel Report

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