Easyjet employees in Spain have announced strikes again for Friday and other days in July, and flights to and from Germany could also be affected.
Madrid – The flight to vacation this summer is fraught with uncertainties: is my plane coming? Is my luggage included? Will there be delays? Now there is another problem: the Easyjet airline in Spain is on strike from Friday – there could be delays on flights to and from Germany.
Easyjet strikes from Friday: when there could be restrictions
According to its own information, the airline Easyjet transports up to 250,000 passengers a day on up to 1,700 flights. In Spain, the British low-cost airline flies to the airports of Málaga, El Prat (near Barcelona) and Palma de Mallorca. There could be restrictions for travelers to and from Spain, because around 450 Easyjet employees in Spain are on strike July 15-18 and July 29-31.
In June and early July there had already been work stoppages there, but at that time “no impairments of the German flight program could be determined”, as an Easyjet spokeswoman said at the request of Merkur.de informed. However, we will continue to monitor this, it said. The strain could be particularly heavy on July 15 and July 18, as strikes by Ryanair employees overlap with those by Easyjet cabin crew on those days.
Ryanair and Easyjet strikes in Spain in July
Ryanair: July 12-15, July 18-21 and July 25-28.
Easyjet: July 15-18 and July 29-31
Like many other airlines in the industry – such as Scandinavian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa – Easyjet is overwhelmed by the strong demand after the pandemic. Thousands of the company’s flights have been canceled in recent weeks, many of them even on the scheduled day of departure. The strikes that have now been announced are causing additional problems for the airline. In the midst of the crisis, the manager responsible for the operational business of the British low-cost airline has resigned from his post. Peter Bellew wanted to pursue other business opportunities, the airline announced in early July.
Flight chaos in Spain too? Such is the situation in the Iberian Peninsula
The airports of the popular holiday destination of Spain groan under the crowds of tourists in summer. However, queues and delays are limited and are primarily due to strikes by Ryanair and Easyjet ground staff and the chaos at feeder airports – for example in Germany.
Among other things, the lack of staff in Spain is not so noticeable because fewer people were put on the streets during the pandemic. This is thanks to the so-called ERTE – an instrument of Spanish labor law that allows companies to suspend employment contracts for a certain period of time. According to its own statements, the government made a good 19 billion euros available to finance the ERTE in the Corona crisis (dpa/bm).
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