RYANAIR strikes in Spain will continue for four days this week from today.

The cabin crew walkouts are scheduled at ten airports and will last until Thursday.

A third wave of strikes is also planned for Monday – Thursday next week, as part of an ongoing argument over pay.

The strikes will affect ten Spanish airports, including Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza.

A Ryanair spokesperson said the action was "poorly supported" and called by unions representing "tiny numbers" of staff.

They also said they expected "minimal disruptions" during the walkouts.

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They said: "Less than one per cent of Ryanair’s flights have been affected in the past month by recent minor and poorly supported cabin crew strikes called by unions who are either not recognised by or who represent tiny numbers of Ryanair crews.

"Air Traffic Control (ATC) and airport staff shortages across Europe, which are beyond Ryanair’s control may however cause some minor disruption and any passengers whose flights are disrupted by ATC staff shortages will be notified of their entitlements by email/SMS."

EasyJet staff are also planning a strike next week, from July 29 till July 31.

Amongst the airports affected are Barcelona's El Prat, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca.

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USO general secretary Miguel Galan said: "The conclusion is very clear; at easyJet there is money for everything except for Spain."

EasyJet are planning to run all their flights despite the strike, but did warn that some of them will be affected.

A spokesperson from the airline said: "There could be some disruption to out flying programme to and from Malaga, Palma and Barcelona during the strike period but at this stage, easyJet plans to operate its full schedule and we would like to reassure customers that we will do everything possible to minimise any disruption."

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