Strikes To Cause Chaos At Malaga Airport

Strikes To Cause Chaos At Malaga Airport. French Air Traffic Controllers are striking again this weekend, causing delays and cancellations at Malaga airport.

Strikes To Cause Chaos At Malaga Airport

Strikes To Cause Chaos At Malaga Airport

French Air Traffic Controllers will be on strike this weekend, causing delays and cancellations across Europe.  Flights at Malaga airport will once again be impacted by the industrial action, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday the 16th and 17th June 2018.

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Travel Meltdown

Ryanair have warned that these strikes could cause “travel meltdown”.  Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary said: ‘Yet again this weekend, French ATC (air traffic control) will strike on Saturday and Sunday leading to hundreds of flights being cancelled, disrupting the holiday plans of thousands of passengers.”

Mr O’Leary continues ‘These disruptions are unacceptable, and we call on the UK and German Governments, and the EU Commission to take urgent and decisive action to ensure that ATC providers are fully staffed and that overflights are not affected when national strikes take place, as they repeatedly do in France.’


93.6 Global Radio have prepared some answers to frequently asked questions which we hope you will find useful.

Will you get a refund if your flight is cancelled?

Yes. European Union regulations require airlines to offer you either a full refund of the unused parts of your tickets, or to re-route you to your destination, as soon as possible. Some airlines may also allow you to rebook your flights for a later date at no extra cost.

Will you get compensation if your flight is delayed?

Airlines are not liable to pay the additional cash compensation set out by EU regulations because they are not directly responsible for the disruption.

What happens if you are stranded away from home?

EU regulations make it clear that, when a flight with an EU airline or from an EU airport is cancelled, an airline is liable to pay for the cost of a hotel and subsistence for all those stranded as a result, until a replacement flight is provided. Should your airline advise you to buy your own food and accommodation, keep all receipts, and keep such costs to a reasonable minimum, before making a claim when you get back to Britain.

What about package holidays?

Those passengers on package holidays who are stranded in a destination should be looked after by their tour operator, and the operator is legally obliged to get them home. Customers will usually be allowed to stay in their original hotel, or will be moved to one of a similar standard on a half-board or all-inclusive basis. The exact situation will depend on the operator’s booking terms and conditions.

Published: 15.06.2018

Written by Dave James

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