Posts Tagged ‘ Spanish air traffic controllers ’

Off to Spain this weekend?

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Just as night follows day, Spanish air traffic controllers strike at summer school holiday time.

Saturday snippets: 30 May 2015

May 30th, 2015 | By

Adrian concentrates on domestic news as June heralds in the summer – it might even get warmer again!

Forget Flying to Spain

Dec 4th, 2010 | By

Now that most of our airports are open again, you might fancy getting away to southern Spain, the Canaries or the Balearics for a bit of warmth. Forget it. Spanish air controllers, almost as one, have called in sick. This serious, contagious epidemic is apparently anti-governmentitis. Upset with the government cutbacks, air controllers who have always been fairly volatile in Spain, decided to protest by calling in sick. Those who did turn up face a herculean task in keeping flights going. Barcelona, in the north, is rumoured to be operating, albeit a much reduced service but trying to get into the official Aena websites is slow at present. Madrid is closed till 1pm this afternoon, but one report says Spanish airspace may be closed until 6pm tonight.