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After the airport chaos: Ryanair and Easyjet strikes are approaching – Spain vacationers face problems

2022-07-04T04:17:25.199Z

After the airport chaos: Ryanair and Easyjet strikes are approaching – Spain vacationers face problems Created: 07/04/2022 06:09 Passengers queue at Ryanair check-in desks at Terminal 1 of Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport on Friday (July 1). The reason: strikes among Ryanair employees. © picture alliance/dpa/EUROPA PRESS | Carlos Lujan If you are planning a flight to Spain in July,



After the airport chaos: Ryanair and Easyjet strikes are approaching – Spain vacationers face problems

Created: 07/04/2022 06:09

Passengers queue at Ryanair check-in desks at Terminal 1 of Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport on Friday (July 1).

The reason: strikes among Ryanair employees.

© picture alliance/dpa/EUROPA PRESS |

Carlos Lujan

If you are planning a flight to Spain in July, you have to plan long waiting times - or even worry about your flight.

Because Ryanair and Easyjet employees announce further strikes.

Madrid – Long queues, canceled flights and lost luggage: the flight chaos in Germany has recently made many vacation trips a nerve test.

The airlines outdo each other with bad news.

While Lufthansa only sells tickets at top prices and cancels 3,000 connections in the summer, strikes are coming to the passengers at Ryanair and Easyjet.

Flights to and from Spain in July are affected.

Ryanair and Easyjet strikes in Spain: Airlines are struggling with these problems

In March last year, Ryanair announced more than 200 additional flights between Germany and Spain for the Easter holidays.

This message sounds outdated today - the situation for airlines has changed.

In the corona pandemic, airlines had laid off many employees.

Some companies are now suffering from staff shortages due to the rapid increase in demand.

Carsten Spohr, the CEO of the largest German airline Lufthansa, recently admitted that too many people had been let go in all areas.

The already prevailing staff shortages are now exacerbated by strikes in some places.

On the one hand, airline staff are struggling with an increased workload.

Because of the increased inflation and zero rounds in the corona pandemic, employees also have less money in their pockets.

Ryanair employees demand better working conditions and announce more strikes

The Ryanair employees are concerned with the strikes for better working conditions for the 1,900 Spanish cabin crew members.

The airline "does not comply with court decisions and laws," according to the USO union.

Minister of Labor Yolanda Díaz must intervene.

According to the Spanish union USO, the employees want to stop work three more times for four days each.

Strikes are planned for July 12-15, July 18-21

and July

25-28.

The unions had "felt forced" to call new strike days, Lidia Arasanz of the USO union assured broadcaster

RTVE

.

The first round of the Ryanair strike ended last weekend.

Within the total of six days of the strike, the Spanish broadcaster RTVE reported 200 flight cancellations and almost a thousand delays throughout Spain.

Easyjet is planning strike dates, some of which overlap with Ryanair

What airline employees in Spain are trying to do with strikes, Easyjet employees have already achieved, at least in Germany.

A wage increase of eight percent and additional one-off payments were agreed on Wednesday.

But the Spanish staff of the low-cost airline has so far come away empty-handed.

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Last weekend, 450 Spanish Easyjet flight attendants called for people to stop working.

They demand the same working conditions as apply to Easyjet employees in other EU countries.

These include a limitation on flight times and higher salaries.

From

July 15th to 18th and from July 29th to 31st,

Easyjet cabin crew want to go on strike again.

The dates of Ryanair and Easyjet overlap on July 15 and July 18, which could exacerbate the airport chaos on these days.

Impact for German vacationers: These Spanish airports could be particularly affected

According to Ryanair, it offers a total of over 650 connections from Spanish airports.

Numerous flights from Germany to Spain and vice versa could be affected, Ryanair operates at

Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Girona, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca

airports .

On how many connections to and from Germany the labor dispute has a specific impact on, Ryanair

initially left unanswered to a

Merkur.de request.

Easyjet offers connections to and from

Málaga, El Prat and Palma de Mallorca

from German airports .

"So far we have not been able to identify any impairments to our German flight program due to the Spanish labor dispute," said Easyjet spokeswoman Federica Ceccarino when asked by

Merkur.de

.

However, we will continue to monitor this, it said.

Travel to and from Malaga and Palma de Mallorca on July 15 and 18 could be the hardest hit by the strikes - as both airports affected and dates overlap here at Ryanair and Easyjet.

The participation of the staff in the previous strikes could also speak for this: In Málaga, 50 percent of the flights were canceled during the last strike, said Miguel Galán from the USO union

(bme with material from dpa).

Source: merkur

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