Barcelona El Prat Strike
El Prat site
(Save all receipts, take photo's of departure boards and take photo of yourself with queue and airport clock in the same photo when you arrive, for any claims.)
Hub for Vueling and Level

​2018 Expansion delays due to Lionel Messi's house!

Who else is on strike today?
Barcelona Taxi Strike?
Airport Strikes
What's your airline up to?
Shaky Airline Status
Travel Industrial Action strike this week 2019

​​Heads up
​Air Nostrum pilot's will continue striking on Monday 26 November, 2018
Follow along Air Nostrum pilot strikes

23 August, 2018 We have some good news for you today. Airport security strike by Ilunion workers which would have effected Barcelona, Madrid and Gran Canaria has been cancelled. Santander airport is still questionable see our strike page Santander airport strike

Finnair crews from Barcelona also sealed a deal.

​Finnair El Prat workers
Finnair cabin crew based in El Prat have has called for strike action. Similar worker situation that Ryanair passengers are experiencing now.
Some 50 USO union workers will strike on Saturdays and Sundays:-August 18, 19, 25 and 26. September 1 and 2, 2018. (We think Finnair will bring in foreign workers, hopefully you won't even notice)

Barcelona taxi strike is planned for 26 July, 2018 Be prepared for blockages around port, train stations and airport. See Barcelona taxi strike page

Madrid Metro strike 7 July 2018

Barcelona Air Traffic Control Strikes

Update:-Wednesday 4 July, 2018 Tentative agreement, Barcelona, Union has a guarantee of 96 new controllers by 2023. Deal still has to have i's doted and t's crossed by union members.

Update:-Thursday 28 June, 2018 Another meeting today. Yesterdays meeting went well per union.

​Update:-Friday 22 June, 2018 Another meeting is planned for Wednesday 27 June, 2018
Update Wednesday evening, so far no announcements.

Update:-Friday 22nd. Still waiting. Union likely waiting till late in the day. Meeting with government this afternoon/evening.

Update:-Thursday, 21 June, 2018 Controllers have given Enaire 48 hours to come up with some sort of offer.  Couple of other things you should know. French air traffic control this weekend and Italian air traffic control 5 July. Murder isn't it. Waiting around on egg shells.

Update:-12 June, 2018 June 20 strike is cancelled. Union threatens strike action in July. No date given. 

Update:-30 May, 2018 All parties meet tomorrow.

Barcelona air traffic control have been complaining of staff shortages this year and last.
Very busy, badly run airport.
Air traffic control will strike, each strike will last for 24 hours throughout the summer of 2018.

So far only date announced is Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Your flight could be brought forward, cancelled or delayed till the following day. Expect shortage of hotel rooms, rental cars and the knock-on effect for flights.

Strikes from 2018 
You should know several aviation strikes are planned in March 2018 including French air traffic control strike which will effect all European flights Easy Travel Report

Strikes from last year 2017
20 December, 2017 Strike has been cancelled, management will implement some relief for workers. Congratulations this never happens. (Neither will the relief I suspect, but who want's to go there) Happy Christmas and New Year. Barcelona strike has also been cancelled.

Announced today 13 December, 2017 
Iberia Strike 
Vueling Strike
British Airways
21, 22, 23 and 24th December, 2017
Barcelona Airport workers complain they need breaks and are over capacity. Strikes will be four hours daily.
Workers complaining check-in, ground staff and cabin crews all 2,000 of them.
Are they insane? Something's in the water at this airport. More news to come. Hopefully this is just a threat.

Orly Airport strike over Christmas and New Year 2017


1 February 2017 Uber is coming to town after ban in 2014. New service will use licensed drivers, is called Uber X. 30% - 40% less than a regular taxi, 5 euro minimum fare and brings competition to Cabify. Roll out starts in Madrid. Barajas to town center 20 euros.

Catalonia - Barcelona
Tense situation over independence. Real security threat, Barcelona el Prat being over taken by?  Spanish army or national guard is waiting on the out skirts of the city.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017 Union Intersindical-CSC cancels all scheduled strike action up to the 16th. Strike declared illegal cy courts. Another general strike is planned between 17-20 October by union Intersindical Alternative de Catalunya (IAC)

Barcelona Airport will be hit wit h Spanish Aviation strikes

Update:-Friday September 8, 2017 Negotiations went very well. Strikes cancelled. Meetings to take place Tuesday 12th. Threat over with for now. Unions state, if talks fail this month they will have no choice but call for strike action end of October.

Update:-Wednesday 30 August, 2017 Strike for the 15th and 17th (only) has been postponed. New meeting is now planned for the 7th with more government presence. 

Update:-Meeting tomorrow Tuesday 29 August, 2017.

Aena strike, company that runs Spanish airports.
Aena union workers (CC.OO, UGT and US0, thousands of members combined) will strike from Friday, 15 September, 2017 if they do not get a response on talks by August 16th. (15th August is a public holiday)
Strike will consist of 25 days of strike action, 24 hours long lasting till 30 December, 2017.
September 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29th.
October 1, 6, 11, 15, 27, 30 and 31st. (Oct 12, public holiday)
November 3rd and 5th. (November 1 public holiday)
December 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30th. (December 6th, 8th and 25th public holidays)
Stay in touch Easy Travel Report for updates.

​Barcelona Airport Security Strike
​Update:-Wednesday 6 September, 2017 Fired security workers have been re-instated. New strike was called yesterday for the 6th of October has now been cancelled. More talks.

Tuesday 29 August 2017 New proposal offered. Another meeting 5pm today with all parties.
Monday evening 28th August 2017 Votes in and "The Revenge Strike" as we call it has been called for every Friday starting, 8th September. Strikes will be every Friday till situation is resolved.
10:30 am - 11:30 am
6:30 - 7:30pm. 
Union workers threaten to extend these hours if workers (2 fired, 2 suspended) are not reinstated. More talks tomorrow, Tuesday.

As for the old strike stating strike was to take place September 2. Not a word in the news today. (meeting planned Tuesday 8/29)

​24 August 2017 So sorry to give you an update:-
Eulen airport security workers will decide this Sunday whether or not to have more strike action. Meeting, voting to take place between 11am and 6pm. Four or five workers were fired. Union states in revenge to last strike action.


Going back to the recent airport security strike at Barcelona Airport. It is back on again.
Meetings were delayed due to the recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. Meeting planned for Tuesday 22 August management never showed up.

New strike date:-
Saturday 2 September, 2017 by Eulen airport security workers. You know the drill. Stay in close contact with your airline.

Barcelona Airport Security Strike
Airport security company Eulen manages 27 airports in Spain.
​Next strikes are due Friday and Sunday, August 11 and 13 and 14th on.

Update:-Thursday 10 August, 2017 
No kumbaya moment
Workers voted today, Thursday to reject new wage deal and maintain strikes for tomorrow, Sunday and indefinite strike from Monday on. We do have some more information for you. 90% of service is to be kept. The lines will be moving.

Update:-10 August Thursday.  Meeting and voting started for 350 workers, at 11am. Waiting.
Two other airports have reported partial strike action by airport security starting 20 August 2017 that is A Coruña Airport and Santiago de Compostela Airport..

Update:-Tuesday 8 August, 2017 Things are looking up. New proposal made, workers will vote on it Thursday. 

Update:-Monday 7 August 2017 Meeting yesterday, (9 hours) company offer 7.7% per month wage increase - 155 euros, union members looking for 350 euro increase and reinforcements. New recruits are not being trained to man scanners. More meetings with Generalitat Department of Labor mediators Monday.
Check in counters an hour wait today.

​​Update:-Friday, 4 August 2017 Strike indefinite from Monday 14th August.
Aena (run airport) hit back with 2 legal complaints that could hit Eulen the airport security company with 150,000 each fee/penalty.

Update:-3 August, 2017 Eulen workers have given legal notice for yet more torturous strike action. It's not good news. Workers at a meeting today voted overwhelmingly for 100% strike action starting 14th 15th of August. More details to be sorted out.

Update:-1 August 2017 Let's see if this works. Spanish government step in, calling all parties to resolve issue in a news conference today.
Bad weather caused flight delays today.

31 July 2017 Airport security company Eulen will have "partial" airport security strikes this Friday August 4th, Sunday and Monday the 7th of August, 2017. 
Total of four hours per day. What a mess. 
5:30am to 6:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
4:30pm - 5:30pm
6:30pm - 7:30pm No minimal service will be in place.
Workers will paralyze and collapse Barcelona El Prat airport.  Good luck. Try to stay calm. Be ready for long queues through airport security and passport control. Bring a bottle of water, phone charger and snacks...
If leaving from Barcelona Airport get to the airport 4 or 5 hours before. With very little hand luggage. Will be tough on the kids and elderly.
We will update if this gets cancelled. Also see who else is on strike this week Easy Travel Report Earlier this week the wait time has been two hours to get through airport security. Horrendous.
Barcelona taxi strike
Barcelona Metro strike
Barcelona Metro strike this Monday 10 July 2017 also see other Spanish strike action such as airport security strikes.

14 June 2017 Barcelona Airport arrivals wait time is down to 40 minutes and departure wait time 20 minutes.

Sunday May 28, 2017 Passengers today waiting two hours again to get through customs and immigration again.

21 May 2017 So much for extra staff being hired!
Look at the queue again, hours long..
HERE is from Twitter


SEE BELOW 21 MAY 2017 
10 May 2017 AENA announce extra staff, National Police, will be added to passport control during the summer, Madrid and Barajas Airports. You should also find 350 extra more automatic reading machines.
Schengen changes in rules and regulations co-insides with tourist season. Due to new anti-terrorist measures passengers show ID at exit and entry to Schengen area. 

Flights from Barcelona to Portugal up the creek May 2017 Portuguese airport strikes

Spanish Taxi Strike
26 April, 2017 You've landed into a taxi strike today. It will be over around 2pm in 
​You maybe flying into another Spanish city.
Expect demonstrations to last longer than stated.

Valencia till? 
Santander till? 
Sevilla 10:00 - 3pm
A Coruna 10:30 - 1:30pm
Malaga 11am - 1pm
Madrid till 1pm
Abiza till 3pm
Sevilla 10 - 3pm

24 April, 2017 Arrivals regulated due to Enviromental Issues! Moderate delays!

Flights were delayed well into the late evening.
More long delays to get through customs

23 April, 2017 Not sure if it's a "go slow" or custom workers are over worked at busy Barcelona el Prat Airport by passenger load. 
Passengers complaining of two hour wait time to get through customs.

​​Barcelona Metro Strike
Attention if you are taking Barcelona Metro too and from Barcelona El Prat Airport, workers will have 8 hours of strike action every Monday. Strikes start April 24, 2017
More info Barcelona Metro Strike

Madrid taxi strike for two hours starting at 11am. Drivers will demonstrate between Plaza de Colon to Cibeles - City Hall.
Same day as 
Barcelona Taxi Strike.

Barcelona Taxi Strike
13 March 2017 Barcelona taxi strike, 12 hours, this Thursday, 16 March 2017. Strike to start 8am and end at 8pm. Grand march starts 10am, Arc de Triomphe then Parlament and Plaza Sant Jaume.
This is going to be bad if you are traveling to and from the airport. Somehow you know you will get caught up in it. I’d be prepared drivers likely blocking the roads to and from the airport and you may have to hoof it with your suitcase. Railway station blocked. Traffic jams.
Massive demonstrations are to take place.

Spain Barcelona El Prat airport
Barcelona Airport
Mobile World Congress
Update:-16 February 2017 
Barcelona El Prat Strike catering
Better bring a ham sandwich and drink.
Barcelona El Prat catering staff will strike, two 24 hour strikes, February 27 and March 2, 2017. Some 22 cafes and restaurants located turmoil 1 and 2.

Good news. You should know union members who work for Barcelona Metro voted "NO" for strike action during MWC 2017. Hallelujah!

January 29, 2016 Are you going to Mobile World Congress (MWC) planned for February 27 - March 2, 2017. It's that time of year again and Barcelona Metro threaten strike action again. This time Barcelona taxi drivers threaten to strike and demonstrate at the same time. Updates

16 January 2017 Barcelona Airport, today 10,000 taxi's causing traffic jams, delays in and around Barcelona Airport. Barcelona taxi go slow starting 11am and will last three hours.

Airport cleaners threaten more strike dates 22 and 23 December, 2016 if issues not resolved with airport management.

December 4, 2016 Barcelona garbage strike is still going on. Bring hand sanitizer and toilet paper you never know. Some of this rubbish is ripped up newspaper placed by union workers.

November 22, 2016 As you know Lufthansa pilot’s have called for 24 hour strike action tomorrow and Barcelona El Prat Airport 
will be affected in some shape or form.
Lufthansa lawyers will be in court this afternoon fighting for you trying to get strike cancelled. Follow along with us at Lufthansa pilot strike and for other travel strikes that may effect you
Old news
Flights will be effected by:-
July 15, 2016 New nationwide French general strike is being planned for Thursday, September 15, 2016. You will be inconvenienced in some shape or form. 
Expect taxi, public transportation - trains, (perhaps international trains) metro, buses and maritime workers - ferries to strike along with airline and airport workers. Minimal services will be in effect. You will still be able to get around just don't expect to be on time. Expect traffic jams in Paris, Lyon. 
Regarding flights:-
Air France always takes the brunt of any strike action. Ryanair and Vueling may cancel some flights. Prepare for the worst, your French airport exit may be blocked by taxi’s. If so, you will have to "hoof it" with your luggage, children, elderly. 
Will French air traffic controllers join in? Unfortunately this information will not be available till closer to the date. It’s customary for air traffic controllers to give 48 hours notice before any industrial action. They might ask airlines to cut back flights to and from France by 10 - 30% or not at all.

follow along with us Easy Travel Report

27 July 2016 You should know Air France cabin crews are striking as with second busiest airline in France Aigle Azur this week and next. 
Add to this Spain’s Air Europa strike by pilots.
New French general strike is being planned.
For this and other travel strikes

1 July 2016 This week passengers faced long lines at El Prat airport to get through airport security and flights have been running 40 mins late. We've learned on Twitter that Swissport baggage handlers are causing grief. Transavia check-in desk one person working. 
Barcelona Airport Strike Spain
Swissport airline cleaners are on strike today till the 3rd. Effecting Lufthansa, Delta, Swiss, Singapore Airlines and Emirates. Hours of strike:-
8am - noon
2pm - 5pm
8pm - 10pm

​and next week a new
French Air Traffic Control Strike

Yes, issue not resolved more air traffic control strikes planned for June 3, 4, 5 and 6. Use links below. You should know about Barcelona Metro strike.
​French air traffic control strike in March 2016, 36 flights were cancelled due to some flights not going to France but using/flying over French air space. Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Bristol, Rome, Bologna, Frankfurt, Charleroi.
Announced today 28 May 2016  a Spanish rail strike RENFE Just in time for Eurocup.

15 May 2016 Flights from and to Barcelona El Prat Airport will likely be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic control strike.
French air traffic controllers will strike on Thursday May 19, 2016. (and perhaps 26 May?) If strike goes ahead airlines will be asked to cut back flights to and from France. Stay in close contact with your airline. Air France will take brunt of strike action. French national rail company SNCF is also striking.
French taxi drivers are threatening to join in.
Please see for updates and French air traffic controllers strike (and May 26th?)
Our Air France Strike page.
If you are changing flights in France and have a long lay over in a French international arrivals lounge. Get a French visa as you will be sleeping on a cot in the lounge while other passengers sleep in a comfortable hotel bed with private bathroom. March 2016 saw 140 passengers sleeping on the floor at Orly Airport.
Expect knock-on effect.
25 April 2016 If you are flying out of Barcelona Airport this week your flight could be delayed, brought forward or even cancelled. Reason being French air traffic controllers strikeGerman airport strikes and French national rail strike for this and other good news...

Old strikes that effected flights from Barcelona

Heads up! Greek air traffic control strike this week along with the Italian air traffic controllers will strike follow along

​​​​​​​​Spanish Rail Strike
Leave for your Barcelona airport early. Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF workers will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday, 00.00 - 23.00 hrs, prior to Easter 23 March, 2016. Minimal service will be announced if strike goes ahead. Trains will power down early Tuesday evening. for updates

World Mobile Congress is going on. City is busy. Brand new subway station opened up for it.

21 February 2016 You will be flying into a public transport strike in Barcelona this week, Monday and Wednesday 50% of service will be running during peak times. Tuesday and Thursday bus strike. Adif rail strike Monday.
Commuters disgruntled, shortage of taxi's. 
A fellow viewer tells us a baggage handler strike is going on in Tenerife South Airport Strike
​Flybe/Nordic/SAS possible pilot strike Monday am, so your flight to Barcelona could be affected. Updates for this and other strikes see

Barcelona Airport Strike
December 17, 2015 Cleaners are on strike, bring hand sanitizer, toilet paper, toilet seat covers. Today was day three.

​Tenerife Iberia Airlines
Ground workers call off strike planned for December 22 and 29th.

and other good news -
Spanish Rail Strike
Spanish national railway Renfe and Adif.
Strike was planned for 23 hours on December 18, 2015 has been cancelled.

Old news from 2015
Barcelona Airport Strike
Update:-September 14, 2015 Controllers confirm strike action for the 26th and 4th of October.

10 September 2015 Barcelona passengers have a new issue to worry about.  It's likely a Spanish air traffic control strike will take place Saturday 26 September and Saturday
3 October. Strike time 10 am - 6pm. Controllers will let you know Monday what's what. Chances of it not happening are slim. Follow along on our Spanish air traffic control strike we will update on Monday.

Menzies Spanish Baggage Handler Strike
Spanish baggage Handler Strike
Handlers for Menzies Aviation

Update:-Sunday August 30, 2015 Madrid Airport is involved after all and here's Barcelona times and dates. 

Barcelona Airport Sunday September 6, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Barcelona Airport Monday September 7, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Barcelona Airport Sunday September 13, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Barcelona Airport Monday September 14, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Barcelona Airport Sunday September 20, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Barcelona Airport Monday September 21, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Barcelona Airport Sunday September 27, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Barcelona Airport Monday September 28, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm

Call your airline your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or cancelled. Airlines have plenty of time to work around this. By law some handlers will have to work during these strike hours. Pay attention, Spanish rail strike - if you are taking a train to and from the airports.
We will be updating

Madrid strikesAlicante strikesMalaga StrikesPalma Strikes

Barcelona El Prat
To be affected by the Spanish air traffic control strike.

Update:-24 July 2015 Strike is still on for this week-end. Meetings yesterday were a fail.

​​​Update:- Sunday July 18, 2015 2,155 flights expect to be affected by the strike this Saturday (25th) and 1,014 on Sunday (26th). Call your airline.. Make a plan B for just in case. These numbers have been reported as sketchy
ourairports - Barcelona is handy

Barcelona El Prat International Airport
​​​ Spanish air traffic controllers will strike.
Update:-Friday July 10, 2015 This strike is still on. 80% of flights will leave.

29 June 2015 New Spanish air traffic control dates are in. Local times.
Saturday 11 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 12 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 25 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 26 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
Plus baggage strike, plus taxi strike, French air traffic control...

Spanish Baggage Handlers Strike
28 June 2015 3,500 workers who work for Globalia who own Groundforce baggage handling company will strike starting from July 4, 2015.
Passengers flying on these airlines will be effected:-Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinias, Aeromexico, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, Air France - KLM, Alitalia, Lot, and Lufthansa.
These airports will be effected. Hopefully it’s not yours.
All local times
Barcelona El Prat:-Every Friday 8am - 10am and 7pm - 9pm
Bilbao:- Every Monday 11am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm
Madrid:-Every Sunday Noon- 2pm and 8pm - 10pm
Seville:- Every Thursday Noon - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm

Canary Islands 
Las Palmas:- Every Wednesday 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm
North Tenerife:- Every Monday 1pm - 5pm
South Tenerife:- Every Friday 10am - Noon and 4pm - 6pm
​​​French Air Traffic Control Strike (canceled)
Strike will start 0400 UTC Thursday 2 July, 2015 till 0400 UTC Saturday, 4 July, 2015

Ryanair has a baggage handlers strike going on right now at Madrid Airport. Although Ryanair announce that workers are now back to work, airline is still on alert. Ryanair adjusted to this strike by giving passengers a choice of landing in another airport, change flight to a different day or fly with no luggage. Perhaps your airline will follow a similar routine or use managers as handlers or bring in scabs. 

​24 June 2015 Perhaps you should know French air traffic control strike is being planned for July 2 and 3, 2015.
24 June 2015 Are you taking a Lion/Leon Airlines flight? Company will stop selling tickets after 2 July 2015. Routes Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga and Barcelona.

15 June 2015 Air traffic control strike is over. Although we do notice that several flight delays are on the departure board. Vueling, Iberia and some Ryanair flights. Likely due to the bad rain today.

Spanish Air Traffic Control Strike
Announced today, Wednesday 27 May, 2015 Spanish air traffic controllers will strike.
Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA)

​13 June 2015 Tomorrow, Sunday, busy day, expect to have delays after delays.  Last day for these strikes. Controllers will be back with another strike plan sooner or later. These strikes didn't go as union planned for.
​You will be late for work Monday.

9 June 2015 Yesterday's strike action, was kept to a few delays at Madrid airport in the afternoon. Barcelona had delays due to weather. Spain's minister of Development want's more dialogue and an agreement.
Now look at this. Co-inkydink! Departure board at Madrid aiport goes down at T4. Iberia asking passengers over loud speaker to go directly to gates Iberia Twitter feed
Madrid delays at ourairports

Update:-3 June, Spanish government step in and insist 70% of flights by law will have to leave. Now it's up to your airline, call them.

Times 10 am - Noon and 6 - 8 pm (local times)

Monday 8 June 2014 
Wednesday 10 June 2014
Friday 12 June and Sunday 14 June.
Strike is over the punishment of 61 controllers who went on strike in 2010.
(This union's last strike was 26 years ago, represent 90% of controllers)

Spanish baggage handlers strikes
Update:-27 May 2015 These Groundforce baggage handler strikes have caused minimal disruptions - if any. On the other hand you should see what's going on at Madrid Airport
​with Ryanair

 Baggage Handlers Strike
11 May, 2015 GroundForce baggage handlers will strike:-
Thursday and Friday May 14 and 15
Thursday and Friday May 21 and 22
Thursday and Friday May 28 and 29
Groundforce customers in El Prat Air Europa, Alitalia, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot,
Aer Lingus and United Airlines. They also bring the ramps to airline companies Vueling, Iberia, Air Nostrum, KLM, Air France, El Al, British Airways and Aerolineas Argentinas.

Might help, we like Barcelona El Prat Airport ourairports
Madrid baggage handlers strike

Old strikes for 2015
You might also need to know if you are flying to Finland, Helsinki Vantaa Airport possible baggage handlers strike follow with Finnair strike page

4 May 2015TAP Air Portugal is on strike again and if you are flying to Germany this week German trains DB Rail are on strike all week. Italian airport workers on strike this week.
Easy Travel Report

Heads up a couple of general strikes you should know about that will likely effect your travel plans.
French General Strike and same day
French air traffic control strike April 9th
French air traffic controllers strike April and May 2015. Your flights to, over and from Barcelona Airport will be delayed. Call your airline.

Belgian general strike
Lufthansa airline strikes 
Lufthansa Strike

Update:-Swissport strike has been cancelled.
Swissport baggage handlers and ramp workers.
Barcelona El Prat
These days are 24 hour strikes 
March 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 29th
April 3, 4, 5 and 6th.
When’s Easter? Good Friday ​is April 6th, 2015
(While your at it. You might want to pass by The Museum of the History of Catalonia it’s extended the exhibit celebrating 50 years of CCOO union till May 3) 
See our front page for any updates, other airports involved. Your airline might have a contingency plan or perhaps your airline doesn't even use Swissport workers
27 Strikes and protests planned at Spanish airports in 2015 has been cancelled.
See Spanish Airport Strikes 2015
Barcelona El Prat Airport Strike
Cleaners for very busy Terminal 2 will strike:-
February 5th and 6th
March 5th, 6th and 31st
April 1, 2015 
Toilets will be cesspool, bring TP, hand sanitizer you name it.
22 January 2014 Two industrial actions you might want to know.
Hamburg airport security strike tomorrow Hamburg Airport Strike and are you flying to London City Airport? Docklands Light Rail strike. 
Lufthansa airline pilot issue still not resolved. See Easy Travel Report
Old industrial actions for last year
19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans to and from Barcelona airport.

Lufthansa pilot strikeEasyJet Strike and Tap Airlines
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see Easy Travel Report

​Old industrial actions
 Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads Up, Flights to and from Italy will be delayed, cancelled or moved up on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 due to an Italian air traffic control strike

Old industrial actions 2014
Spain, tomorrow 11 June Barcelona airport will be hit by a Spanish taxi strike. Expect roads to be blocked to airport and local train station. Madrid airport same thing. Leave early for the airport. Other strikes planned around the world this week that might effect you see ETR

7 June 2014 Flying to and from France 24 to 29 June 2014. French air traffic control strike follow along with us ETR

Old industrial actions
Flights to Germany from Barcelona delayed this week
​Friday, 28 March, 2014 German airline pilots announce strike dates. Strikes start midnight Wednesday April 2nd and will end Friday, midnight the 4th of April. Local time. 
Lufthansa pilot strike German airport security strike issues are still not resolved.

Update:-25 March 2014 Email sent out by Verdi union at 7:30am today. Civil Servants strike, 53,000 workers. Airport workers strike has now spread to Munich Airport, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg Airport, Stuttgart and Hannover Airports. Strike is Thursday, 27 March, 2014.
Strike will start early am and go till 2pm. Call your airline. Despicable. Germany has to change these laws.
​Air traffic will not be back to normal till Friday afternoon. (Will Lufthansa pilots call strike for this week-end? Pulling a double whammy?) Public transport workers across the country are also joining in. 

Vueling flights to Frankfurt will be delayed due to airport workers strike Thursday, March 27. Frankfurt airport strike

​13 February 2014 Taking a flight to Dusseldorf today? Chances are your flight will be delayed due to airport workers on strike. 
Dusseldorf airport strike

11 February 2014 Aer Lingus strike being planned Aer Lingus Strike

14 January 2014 Flights to and from Buenos Aires delayed due to baggage handlers strike
bernama and Merco Press
Old industrial actions from last year
Spain -
10/10/2013 Barcelona airport today hit by Pan-European air traffic control strike. Worst hit French routes. Strike effect likely to be over by tomorrow afternoon. Call ahead. See front page

August 9, 2013 First article that we've found and only one so far. Canarias 7
reporting new baggage handlers strike THIS WEEKEND. Follow along with us at Airport Strike page we update what we find. Due to start at midnight tonight in Barcelona.

Old industrial actions

Announced today, Tuesday July 2, 2013 Swissport strike, Spanish baggage handlers strike. 
Barcelona El Prat July 8 and 15th 8am to midnight. Barcelona El Prat Strikes. it's possible your airline does not use Swissport workers. Prepare for worst, stay in close contact with your airline. Are you flying into another Spanish airport see Airport strike page you could be hit twice. We will update as soon as we get more information. If you know something let our viewers know. Email us.

Swissport USA, has called for other stoppages, which operates in Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Jerez, Almeria, Fuerteventura and Valencia and the load center of Madrid to demand "the fulfillment of several articles Collective Agreement ".

Sunday, June 30 Swissport "sabotage and coercion" by it's "suspected militant union workers . Saturday afternoon, aircraft towing tractors, buses passenger and baggage handling equipment and cargo, damaged during the whole day. Causing 50% delay of flights. Today, Sunday, flights delayed still.
July 3 Update:- Russians mainly effected that week-end

June 27, 2013 Barcelona El Prat airport hit by Swissport employee strike. 
28 June - July 15, 2013 Some flights will be diverted to Reus Airport. One hour away. Airlines will supply shuttle buses between the two airports. Airlines recommend "GET TO THE AIRPORT 4 HOURS EARLY".             

Old industrial actions
Iberia Airline Strike
Update:- February 6 Strike dates are in.
15 strike days, by ground staff and flight attendants. 23% of workforce to be let go.
Monday to Friday February 18 - 22
Monday to Friday March 4 - 8
Monday to Friday again March 18 - 22
(No strikes planned for Easter Sunday March 31) follow along with us Iberia Airline Strike
Last years 2012 industrial actions that we happen to catch
24 July Announced today strike has been cancelled.
Iberia Airline workers at Barcelona El Prat Airport strike. Handling services and aircraft maintenance workers will strike for six days starting. Workers turn down deal from last month.
Friday, 27 July and every Friday in August.
  3 August 2012
10 August 2012
17 August 2012
24 August 2012
31 August 2912

We will keep an eye on this. Only Iberia flights to be effected.

Not so old stuff
June 2012 Groundforce Baggage/ramp workers at Barcelona El Prat airport have cancelled strikes planned for July and August. Tentative agreement has been made.


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A quick "How to get to and from Barcelona El Prat Airport to the city center" MuchoHop  
(We couldn't help but giggle, lady encounters Barcelona metro strike)

2017 Why Barcelona Airport?
Barcelona airport had 32.2 million international passengers last year more than Narita, Tokyo or JFK New York..
This summer 2017 projections will see another 1.3 million passengers. 
Going though customs and immigration has become a free for all. Medics stand by on the two hour line just in case they have to take you to hospital.
Next time see if Reus Airport (1hr 20mins south) or Gerona Airport 1hr 20mins north of Barcelona Airport will work out for you. Lot less of a headache, shuttles regularly to Barcelona.

Company Eulen man the first layer of airport security when you first arrive. Firms largest union is Sindical. Eulen is grossly under staffed. Crews lack training, company has yet to cough up earned bonuses.
Unions blame consortium that own the airport AENA.

Barcelona Airport Strike 2018