Palma.—Iberia yesterday stated that all inter island flights and those betwen the islands and the mainland will be operating as normal during the five days of industrial action by ground crew and cabin staff from February 18 to 22.

The strike has been called in protest over the airline's plans to sack 3'807 and many of those are apparently going to be here in the Balearics.
The Spanish flag carrier will cancel 40 percent of its scheduled flights when workers go on strike between February 18 and February 22 to protest against the job cuts, the company said yesterday. The loss-making airline said that 415 of the 1'060 flights scheduled over the five days would be grounded, though 90 percent of long-distance flights will take off.

Domestic flights will be most affected, with almost half cancelled but services to the Balearics will be protected.
Unions are also planning strikes from March 4 to March 8 and from March 18 to March 22. Iberia said that it would reduce job cuts to 3'807, lower than the initial 4'500, but unions decided to press ahead with strike action.