TRAVEL UPDATE: More strikes affecting trains and airports during Easter

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TRAVEL plans may be hindered as an avalanche of strikes affecting planes and trains could continue for over a fortnight in Spain.

The new protests are set to target Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport, Air Nostrum and Renfe, along with other companies and infrastructures.


Security staff at Barajas announced an indefinite strike last Friday that could continue until the end of the month if an agreement is not reached.

Passengers have been advised to arrive at the airport with enough time in advance as queues have been building up at security over the past few days.

Other airports will too be affected as ground staff known as “handling”, encompassing around 60.000 workers around the country, are set to be on strike on April 21 and 24.


Air Nostrum has cancelled 148 flights so far as a collective pilot strike will take place on April 15 (today), 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.

With over 10.000 of the airline’s passengers affected by the flight changes, reimbursement, alternative flights and dates have been made available.

More Air Nostrum cancellations are due to be announced for next week’s strikes.


Further strikes have also been called by representatives of security staff working for Renfe in Madrid for 10 days from April 18 – 28.

Adif, Ports and Maritime Rescue

A 24-hour protest will take place on April 17 (Wednesday) that will affect Adif, Adif Alta Velocidad, Ports and the Salvamento Maritimo.

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