Iberia pilots union SEPLA called a strike for July 10-16 to protest management's plans to launch a low-cost carrier based in Barcelona (ATWOnline, April 28). Although Iberia is only one of five shareholders in the new venture, its pilots fear the LCC, dubbed Catair, will lead to job losses. Late last month, IB said it will cut loss-making routes from Barcelona (ATWOnline, June 6). On Monday it was forced to cancel several flights at Madrid Barajas owing to a 24-hr. cabin crew strike called ...

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