472 flights at Balearic airports were cancelled because of the air-traffic controllers. | Archive
The chaos caused by coordinated action by air-traffic controllers in December 2010 has been an issue for the courts more or less ever since. The end of the legal process is now in sight, with the prosecution service offering two possibilities. One (the more likely outcome) would be suspension of employment for two years plus a 30,000 euros fine. The other, on the grounds of sedition, would be for an additional four years' imprisonment for each of the 82 controllers who have been charged. The last time there were charges of sedition followed the failed coup in 1981.