Strike at Palma's passport control

Queue at Palma passport control at the airport.


Passport control staff as Palma airport are going to walk out on strike indefinitely at midnight on Saturday, August 24.

It is feared that the industrial action will cause chaos at passport control for hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers and visitors from other non-Schengen countries.

The dispute is over working hours, wages and no revised contracts.


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Stan / Hace 1 day



June dunne / Hace 2 days

Will airport temain open?


Ewok / Hace 3 days

After speaking with Jet 2 they are saying that what they are hearing from inside the airport is that although there is talk of the strike nothing officially has been declared and its my understanding spain is like Britain they have to give 10 days notice to strike and nothing has been declared yet . We fly out on the 19th so would be stuck in the county when flying back .. any official info would be very helpfull


Sarah / Hace 3 days

Could anyone advise what the contingency plans will be? I am flying from Palma to Liverpool on Tuesday 27th.

With Liverpool Airport being on strike when we fly out on August 22nd, I am beginning to think about cancelling our trip.

Stan is right, arranging any trips these days is indeed “pot luck” 🙄


Stan / Hace 3 days

Here we go, or not go again. Always at the main Season periods are strikes occuring. Holding everyone to ransom . I wonder which organisation is to strike next?. Not heard from The French Air Traffic Controllers . They usually strike around 6 times a Season. These days planning any journey is "Pot Luck " if all goes to plan without some form of major disruption .


Jennifer / Hace 4 days

Send updates


William / Hace 4 days

What are the contingency plans? We are supposed to be travelling from Edinburgh to Palma on Sunday 25 August! Very upset.


Kieron / Hace 4 days

Is this just a 24 hour strike or is it longer? I'm going to Majorca this September so I'm a bit worried


Mark Bonney / Hace 4 days

Hmm, another reason to avoid :-(

Tourist Tax too :-(


Tony / Hace 5 days

So sad ..... Majorca is killing it's self turning holiday makers off visiting this beautiful island....very sad in deed. Tourists will switch off and go elsewhere the £ v € currently €1.04 with the resentment from Mallorcan tourist board and some occupants makes Mallorca an almost no go area!