Pilots of Spanish regional operator Air Nostrum, represented by the SEPLA union, have reached an agreement, ending a strike that had been planned for six days, from April 15-17 and April 22-24.

Air Nostrum canceled 47 flights April 16, but the airline expects normal operations to resume April 17.

However, Security staff of Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Spain’s main airport and Iberia’s major hub, continue an open-ended strike for the sixth day, which began April 12, following the collapse of negotiations on working and contract conditions with airport operator Aena.

Aena said on its website: “Due to the strike called by the workers of [trade union] Ilunion, the time required to pass through security checkpoints at Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas could be affected.”

Also, trade unions USO and UGT, representing 60,000 ground staff, are still planning strike action for April 21 and 24 at all airports in Spain. 

Kurt Hofmann, hofmann.aviation@netway.at