Palma airport has of course had problems with its own air-traffic controllers, but industrial action in Spain is nothing like in France.


By mid-afternoon today, 24 flights into and out of Spanish airports were cancelled because of the latest industrial action by French air-traffic controllers. One Palma flight was affected, but Barcelona was the worst hit by more than half the cancellations.

A total of 161 flights between Spanish and French airports were scheduled today, and the number of cancellations may yet increase. The French civil aviation authority was advising airlines to reduce operations controlled by three centres affected by strike action - Brest, Bordeaux and Aix en Provence.

Industrial action is due to continue until Friday, and this latest bout received a strong rebuke from Majorca's travel press today, Preferente describing the fortieth protest in three years as an "intolerable cancer" without any labour reasons to justify it. Rather, it is an "abusive, endemic conflict".


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Mike / Hace over 4 years

Just got back to uk Wednesday 8th thanks to bunch of garlic eating frogs


Mr B / Hace over 4 years

French Air Traffic Controllers, followed closely behind by Spanish bag handlers topped off with a bout of 'how hard done by we are' from the Spanish Coach Drivers. Every year without fail, year in year out - Greedy bxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs


S. / Hace over 4 years

I am travelling from UK tomorrow. Thank you " Froggies " !!!. Every year these French Controllers go on Strike. What is wrong with the French ?. WHY DID BRITAIN SAVE THESE PEOPLE FROM HITLER, IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. The French have become a serious thorn in the side of Europe. They are a disgrace to the race, the Human Race. How I wish there was a way to pay these idiots back, for their selfish actions every time they strike!!!.


Dave / Hace over 4 years

What do you expect from cheese eating surrender monkeys?


Stuart Mead / Hace over 4 years

I hope these twits have their holidays spoilt as they are spoiling innocent peoples lives and business users. Eurostar should take advantage and do them out of business if th can.


Steve Riches / Hace over 4 years

Totally unacceptable tactics - similar to Palma's taxi drivers.