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Protesting Ryanair cabin crew at Malaga Airport. / MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ

The British federal government has warned of complications in Spain because of to the Ryanair and easyJet cabin crew strikes, but firms are involved that it may well result in folks to rethink their holidays

Pilar Martínez

The British authorities has been criticised for warning travellers to Spain of problems because of to cabin crew strikes at the Spanish bases of Ryanair and easyJet.

An alert on the Overseas Business site states: “Planned strike action in July may well cause some disruption to easyJet and Ryanair flights to and from Spain”. The International Business guidance urges travellers to get hold of the related airline if they imagine they might be impacted.

The tourism sector on the Costa considers that this form of warning is not widespread “when it arrives to labour disputes that guide to protests”. And it is worried that, though the British authorities do not advise in opposition to travelling to Spain, the alert may well trigger persons to rethink their holiday seasons.

Ryanair strikes in Spain: these are the flights cancelled or delayed this Thursday, 14 July

The warning will come as putting Ryanair cabin crew staff led to the cancellation of a flight from Malaga to Milan on Wednesday and delays on thirty flights at Malaga Airport. At a national amount, eleven fligths were being cancelled, most of them in Barcelona, and extra than 200 flights were delayed, according to info from USO, the union contacting the strike. The Irish low-price tag airline firm claimed that only 1 for each cent of scheduled operations in the Spanish airport community were being afflicted by strike motion on Tuesday.

Ryanair explained “the wide the greater part of Ryanair crews are working as normal” and that the airline envisioned “minimal disruption to its flights” this month.

Cabin crew from the Irish airline will strike once more tomorrow (Friday), when they will be also be joined by cabin crew from the British airline easyJet. Even more strike motion is prepared from 18 to 21 July and from 25 to 28 July at the 10 Spanish airports where Ryanair operates.

Ernesto Iglesias, USO´s flight sector coordinator, explained that Ryanair “is not complying with the least solutions and that is why the union is maintaining operations”.

Iglesias claimed that the firm “continues to use pros from other bases outdoors Spain to lower the effects of the strike”.

Ryanair, in a statement, reported that “under Report 10 of Royal Decree 17/1977, Ryanair is obliged to operate minimum assistance flights, in accordance with Spanish regulation. The crew is obliged to run the minimum amount provider flights that the Spanish Government has considered vital to protect passengers´ journey plans. All least assistance flights are evidently communicated to the crew, as strike motion is not permitted on secured flights”.