Iberia cancelled some 220 flights yesterday on the first day of an expected weeklong strike by pilots who are protesting the carrier's plans to establish a low-cost airline at Barcelona International later this year (ATWOnline, July 10). The airline claimed the strike will cost about €35 million ($44.8 million) in lost revenue, representing about one-third of its 2005 operating profit. Most of the flight cancellations were on domestic routes. Management said yesterday that it had ...

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