Spanish air controller strike could cause Easter chaos

A threatened strike by Spanish air controllers could cause chaos for customers this Easter.

If the strike were to go ahead, it would affect all state-controlled airports, which include key UK destinations including Majorca, Malaga and the Canaries.

An ABTA spokesman said the association’s destination services team had emailed members to inform them of the potential disruption.

“Most of these situations get resolved, but clearly any action would be of concern so we will be monitoring the situation closely,” she said.

The dispute centres around plans to reduce wages for controllers, who earn a basic wage of £175,000 and can earn up to £800,000 including bonuses.

A strike could go ahead if an agreement is not reached by March 31.

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