©Reuters. Strikes at Iberia Express and Ryanair leave 4 cancellations and 256 delays
Madrid, Aug 31 (.).- The new day of strikes by the cabin crew (TCP) of Iberia Express and Ryanair (LON:) has left four flights canceled and 256 delays this Wednesday, according to the USO union, convener of both protests, together with Sitcpla, in the case of the Irish airline.
The four cancellations correspond to Iberia’s low-cost subsidiary, which has preemptively canceled two round-trip flights between Madrid and Palma de Mallorca, and between the Spanish capital and Gran Canaria, while the delays, almost in their entirety, they correspond to Rayanir, firing up to a total of 252.
Iberia Express, which plans to operate 99 flights today, has highlighted, in a statement, that 100% of the 500 passengers affected by the four cancellations have already been relocated either on other airline flights, on Iberia or on other companies or alternative means of transportation.
In addition, according to USO, on the fourth day of mobilizations of the ten scheduled for Iberia Express, there have been four delays, all of them in departures, at the Madrid and Las Palmas airports.
However, the company, which recognizes four flights with delays of more than 15 minutes, attributes them “to operational reasons, totally unrelated to the strike.”
Ryanair, for its part, has not canceled any flights, but 252 have suffered delays, 106 of them in departures, and 146 in arrivals, with Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Malaga and Madrid being the most affected airports.
From the data provided by USO it can be deduced that the Balearic capital has registered 73 delays (31 in departures and 42 in arrivals); Barcelona, 51; Malaga, 38, and Madrid, 30.
The strike of the Ryanair crew in Spain is called until January 7, 2023, with weekly shifts from Monday to Thursday, while that of Iberia Express, until September 6.