Air Europa has canceled another 14 flights in advance from its scheduled schedule for tomorrow, Thursday, in the third of the eight new days of strike by its pilots, which will last until June 2. It represents the same number of cancellations as in the first two protests held last Monday and Tuesday.
This new batch of strikes called by the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (Sepla) for May 22, 23, 25, 26, 29 and 30 and June 1 and 2, has caused a total of 114 cancellations, which incorrect to the national routes that link Madrid with Bilbao, La Coruña, Palma de Mallorca, Vigo or Malaga; and the international ones to Rome (Fiumicino), Milan (Malpensa), Paris-Orly, Porto or Lisbon; in addition to the one that connects Barcelona and Palma.
Flights canceled due to the Air Europa strike tomorrow, Thursday 25
Specifically, the flights canceled this Thursday are a round trip that connects Madrid with Vigo, Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Rome (Fiumicino), Milan (Malpensa) and Paris-Orly, respectively; as well as a return trip between Barcelona and Palma.
The company offers three alternatives to affected customers, the first of which is the possibility of changing dates to fly within 30 days and on the same route. The other two are to change your route to another destination operated by Air Europa within 3 days before or after the original date of your flight or to save the amount of the ticket to use as a credit in a future purchase for any airport operated by the airline. .
Sepla points out that it has been forced to call a strike, after the second four days in early May, in which the company canceled 68 flights, due to “the company’s lack of willingness to negotiate.”
The union organization has once again criticized the minimum fixed services by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda for these new days of mobilizations, for being, “once again, abusive and disproportionate, violating the constitutional right of all workers to strike”.
In his opinion, the minimum services imposed by the Ministry, which protect more than 90% of the airline’s flights, are “unnecessarily chronifying this labor conflict, promoting pilots and users.”