An Iberia Express Airbus A321-200 airplane takes off from the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport as seen from Paracuellos del Jarama, outside Madrid. | Paul Hanna

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IAG’s low-cost airline Iberia Express has cancelled 92 flights, ten in Mallorca, after cabin crew union USO announced a 10-day strike starting August 28, a union statement said today.

The cancellations, which mainly affect flights within Spain, will affect around 17,000 passengers, the union estimates.

“This decision makes it clear that the airline is aware of the discomfort of its staff, however it does not come with proposals to the meetings,“ union delegate Estefania Diaz said in a statement. Iberia Express was not immediately available for comment.

The labour dispute arose amid the travel industry’s turbulent post-pandemic recovery as cabin crews and pilots of several airlines across Europe demand better working conditions and higher wages to offset inflation.

Iberia Express connects Spain’s capital with about 40 cities all over Europe.