Vueling have cancelled 122 flights today (Wednesday) because of the first day of strike action by pilots. The airline has scheduled 124 cancellations for tomorrow. Further strikes are due to take place on 3 and 4 May.
Minimum service requirements set out by the national ministry of development should mean that flights in and out of Balearic airports are unaffected: there are 100% minimum service levels for the Balearics and the Canaries. The ministry has otherwise established a minimum service of 51% for certain national routes and for international flights in and out of Spain.
The airline says that it has absolute respect for the strike but regrets the negative effects it will have. It has stressed its willingness to continue negotiating with Sepla in order to find a solution as soon as possible. Vueling estimate that 86% of passengers will not be affected by the strike and that of the rest, 75% will fly within 24 hours of the original scheduled flight time.
The strikes were called by the pilots and their union Sepla over pay and working conditions and over plans that Vueling have for new bases in Spain.
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