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French strikes multiplied delays on Spanish flights by five

Date: July 23, 2024 Time: 02:26:01

The succession of strikes by air traffic controllers in France increased by almost five the volume of minutes of delay suffered by Spanish flights in the last year, reaching an unprecedented delay of one and a half million minutes for the entire year. This has been revealed by the Association of Airlines (ALA) in its assessment of the completed winter season and the airlines’ forecasts for the summer.

Precisely the strikes in the neighboring country are one of the main sources of risk that employers detect for the health of air traffic in Spain. The association chaired by Javier Gándara has stressed the need for the European Commission to demand that France block flights that cross French airspace to protect passengers, who are the most affected by the air traffic control strikes in France, and to prevent tar The additional CO2 emissions that cause this situation.

According to data provided by ALA, Spain is, after France, the country most affected by these strikes. Specifically, the continuous stoppages in French air control throughout 2023, with special intensity between February and May, will affect almost 4% of flights in Spain. Almost 86,000 flights (85,973 operations) have registered some type of delay, or have suffered cancellation, due to the cessation of activity in French air control, causing an average delay of 24 minutes on each flight.

Glimpse a record summer

The organization that represents 85% of air traffic in Spain sees a new record in its summer season – from April to October – with a planned offer of 240 million seats, 13.5% above what is operated in the same period of the last year. Some regions stand out, such as the Canary Islands (14.1%), or Andalusia (14%), with increases above the average, but as Gándara has highlighted, “the good news is that “The supply is recovering homogeneously in all regions.”

These good forecasts and the positive evolution of air traffic throughout this year anticipate the possibility of breaking a new air traffic record in our country. The data for the summer season invite optimism and anticipate unprecedented traffic, continuing the optimistic perspectives of the first quarter of the year, where an accumulated growth in the number of passengers of 13.2% has been recorded compared to the previous year.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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