BRITS heading to Spain during the half term holidays have been warned of upcoming travel strikes across the country.
Air traffic controllers across 16 airports confirmed they would be walking out every Monday for the next month.
Starting from today, the strikes will take place until February 27 – meaning families heading abroad during the half term school holidays will be hit.
Around 160 workers will walk out after being called by the CCOO and USCA trade unions when negotiations failed.
Here is the full list of airports affected:
- A Coruña (LECO)
- Alicante (LEAL)
- Castellon (LECN)
- El Hierro (GCEHI)
- Fuerteventura (GCFV)
- Ibiza (LEIB)
- Jerez de la Frontera (LEJR)
- La Palma (GCLA)
- Lanzarote (GCRR)
- Lleida (LEDA)
- Madrid-Cuatro Vientos (LECU)
- Murcia (LELC)
- Sabadell (LELL)
- Sevilla (LEZL)
- Valencia (LEVC)
- Vigo (LEVX)
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Air traffic controllers have warned holidaymakers to expect "significant delays and cancellations" as many travellers have already been affected by today's 24-hour strike.
Brits who have flights today should contact their airline before travelling.
Airlines including Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways operate the most routes between the UK and Spain.
The Ministry of Transport said they would be operating minimum services, which includes emergency flights.
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However, flights which can be replaced by other public transport such as bus or coach will be operating at just 18-30 per cent.
Strikes have already caused chaos for Brits heading abroad this year.
An airport in Berlin was forced to cancel all flights due to strike action last week.
Around 300 flights were due to take off and land at Berlin Brandenburg Airport with the cancellations affecting around 35,000 passengers.
A mass walkout across France also took place last week due to plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
Flights to Paris Airport and the Eurostar trains were all affected by the strike.
And more UK strikes are to take place this week.
Border Force agents have confirmed they will be going on strike on February 1.
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The union said it will be the "largest civil service strike for years” according to Travel Weekly.
It comes just days after all Flybe flights were cancelled after the UK airline went into administration.
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