Spanish Air Traffic Controllers are set to strike for two days on Saturday 26th September and Saturday 3rd October between 05:00-17:00 (UK time).

As a result of the planned industrial action, it may be necessary for airlines to adjust flights for those which are scheduled to and from Spain during these dates and strike hours.

If you’re travelling to Spain on these dates, check with your airline and tour operator before you travel to establish whether there are any changes to your flight times. Be sure to keep an eye on your airline’s website for any up to date news on the situation.

Advice from ABTA is for travellers to carry essential items such as medication in hand luggage in case of any delays.

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What to do if your flight to Spain is affected by the strike

If you’re on an AllClear Gold or an AllClear Gold Plus policy you will be covered if your outward or return flights, sea crossing, coach or train departure to or from your home country are delayed for more than 12 hours beyond the intended departure time as a result of strike or industrial action (provided that when the policy was taken out, there was no reasonable expectation that the trip would be affected by such cause).

If you’re on a different policy, speak to your provider if you’re unsure whether you’ll be covered for this. You can also check your policy document to find out if your policy will cover you if you’re affected by this situation when you travel.