More than 70 flights canceled at Barcelona airport

73 flights were canceled on Sunday due to the strike of the ground staff of the Spanish airline Iberia in Barcelona. Europa Press reported.

At the same time, the Ministry of development of Spain obliged Iberia to maintain a minimum level of services. According to the trade unions, the decision to hold a strike at the airport of Barcelona is due to excessive load on employees against the background of “lack of dialogue with the company’s management.”

However, the management of Iberia refused to hire additional staff for the summer period, as required by the Union. The lack of “dialogue with the company’s management” and the administration’s unwillingness to take into account the interests of 2700 employees of Iberia ground services led to a natural result – the Union organized a strike.

Barcelona international airport is the second largest in Spain after the Madrid air Harbor. In 2018, it received a record number of passengers in its history: about 50.1 million travelers used the services of the Catalan airport. This figure is 6.1% higher than in 2017.