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Flights to Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Anything related to flights to & from Palma and airports (UK & PMI).

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Old 26-09-2015, 09:33
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Default Spanish Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Just seen this on Monarchs website

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Travel Alerts - Flights - Spanish Air Traffic Controllers Strike

25 09 2015
SPANISH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS STRIKES


Monarch are aware the of strike action planned by the Spanish Air Traffic Controllers on the following dates:

26th September 15
3rd October 15
Monarch plan to operate as normal throughout the industrial action. However, customers are requested to check in as normal at the airport or online here: Online check-in

For information, check in desks open three hours before the scheduled time of departure and close 45 minutes before departure.

Our Customer Operations teams will continue to monitor the situation very closely along with ABTA and will advise of any required changes to flight times.

Updated flight information will be sent to customers via email and SMS. If customers travelling with Monarch have not yet added their contact details to their booking they can do so here: Manage my booking

Alternatively, help and assistance is available through the Monarch customer contact centre: 033 300 30100

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More info below from industry website:
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Spain’s principal air traffic controller union USCA (Unión Sindical de Controladores Aéreos) is warning of imminent strike action.

The union’s national assembly approved the call for walkouts between September 26 and October 3, from 06.00 until 18.00 CET.

USCA said this decision had been taken due to the refusal to revoke the disciplinary action by Spanish air navigation service provider ENAIRE against 61 employees as a consequence of the airspace closure in 2010.

It is insisting that the the judge in charge of the criminal case ‘determined the absence of any kind of liability, as well as the lack of any kind of agreement regarding the reinstatement of the controller dismissed by ENAIRE’, which the union claims is also refusing to engage in negotiations.

“USCA has been forced to call a new round of partial strikes following the union´s decision to suspend the industrial action in August so as not to harm the Spanish tourism industry this summer,” the union said in a statement. “The union also requests the reinstatement of Marco Enriquez, the controller who was dismissed in Santiago de Compostela as a consequence of the same events.”

There were three further legal actionsbeing taken against several Barcelona area control centre employees: the criminal trial, administrative sanctions and company disciplinary actions. “The first two have resulted in total absence of accountability against the controllers and have been dropped, however, inexplicably ENAIRE has continued to take disciplinary action against its controllers for the same events,” it stated.

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So far,it's looking like flights today to Spain & Balearics are leaving today on time,and don't seem affected,so hopefully it hasn't gone ahead or won't affect anyone today leaving today and next week
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