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Spain Airport Strike Alert

Updated on 14 July 2019

The Situation:

Between 16 and 20 flights could be affected this Sunday at the airport in Bilbao for the

third day of intermittent strike of the workers of Aena and Enaire in the airport facilities of

the Loiu terminal.

The 24-hour strike this Sunday is called by unions CC.OO, ELA, LAB and USO to demand an

increase in the workforce to combat the increase in workload and passengers in the last

two years.

At the time of this report, several flights were delayed, but none were cancelled for Sunday

14 July.

An additional strike is scheduled from 18:00-00:00 on Monday, 15 July. A total of 155

flights are scheduled on Monday, of which 57 are during the strike hours.

Possible Effects:

• Possible protests or demonstrations at airports

• Traffic delays due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.

• Delayed or cancelled flights

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

• Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent

• Check with airport to confirm flight status before departure

• Allow extra time for travel

• Monitor local media and news for updates

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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