Passengers who want to fly to Spain with Ryanair, Lauda Europe or Easyjet will need strong nerves in the next few days. Several strike days have been announced for the three airlines mentioned.
In addition, Ryanair is also on strike in Italy, Belgium, Portugal and France. The work stoppages at the three airlines sometimes overlap, so that in the event of flight cancellations, the options for alternative transportation are limited.
In Spain, work is to be stopped at Ryanair on the following days: June 24th, 25th, 26th and 30th and July 1st and 2nd, 2022. In addition, the Palma de Mallorca base of the subsidiary Lauda Europe will be closed on June 2nd. , 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 July 2022 called for a work stoppage.
The Spanish trade union USO is also calling on Easyjet cabin crew at the Barcelona, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca bases to go on strike. According to the announcement, this should take place on the following days: July 1, 3, 15 and 17, 29 and 31, 2022.
The work stoppages at the three airlines also coincide with the start of the summer holidays in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is to be expected that there could be numerous failures in Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and at other airports. According to the current information, the airlines Ryanair, Lauda Europe and Easyjet are affected. However, the competitor Eurowings, for example, is suffering from an acute shortage of staff, so that it cannot be ruled out that there could also be isolated failures here.
Traffic between Germany and Palma de Mallorca was hit particularly hard, as Ryanair, Lauda Europe and Easyjet jointly operate a large part of the daily flight connections. According to its own statements, Eurowings is the market leader, but due to the good booking situation it will be very difficult to transfer bookings to other airlines. People with tickets from the three airlines mentioned above should therefore keep an eye on the situation and contact their airline to find out about the current status of their booking. It is still unclear how many flight attendants will actually take part in the strikes.