Tenerife North Airport Strike -
Canary Islands - Spain
(Tied to a military airport)
Tenerife North to Madrid busiest route
Air Europa - Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville and seasonal to Caracas.
Binter Canarias & NAYSA - El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote
Iberia - Madrid
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Seasonal: Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia
Ryanair - Barcelona, Madrid
SBA Airlines - Caracas
Vueling - A Coruña, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga, Seville
2015 Tenerife North hires a flock of buzzards to help keep you safe. Fiercely patrolling the airport scaring off other birds so they don't get sucked into the engines.
24 January 2016 You should know a baggage handler strike is planned for the second weekend of Carnival. Not sure if strike will spill over to Tenerife North see
Last year 2015 strikes
July 16, 2015 A three day cleaner strike that was planned at Tenerife North has been cancelled.
Now for what will effect you maybe..
Spanish Baggage Handlers Strike
Some 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
Las Palmas:- Every Wednesday 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm
North Tenerife:- Every Monday 1pm - 5pm
South Tenerife:- Every Friday 10am - Noon and 4pm - 6pm
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.
25 June 2015 Rubbish strike at the airport, hold your nose.
8 June strike still on, now fog in the equation
Update:- June 3, 2015 Spanish government deems that 70% of flights must fly. Now it's up to your airline. Follow along on
Oh dear, Spanish air traffic control is going on strike and will mess with your travel plans in June 2015. Both North and South airports will be hit.
Spanish air traffic control dates:-
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.
Old strikes for 2014
19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans to and from Tenerife South
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR
German Railway strike issues still not resolved
Old industrial actions for 2014
This strike still has to be confirmed
Spanish air traffic control workers at Tenerife North and South Airports will strike Saturday, 30 August 2014.
In the mean time this came in today 20 August 2014
AENA Spanish Airport workers strike.
20 August 2014 Madrid Airport strike, unions back with new dates of labor strike.
Friday 29 August 2014 3pm - 8pm
Saturday 30 August 2014? To be announced.
Sunday 31st August 2014 7am to 10am and then 8pm to 12pm.
14 August 2014 Workers meet yesterday and cancelled strike plans at Madrid Airport (15 and 17 August) for talks. (I suspect unions are co-ordinating, getting ducks in a row for more impact against travelers)
09 August 2014 Madrid airport strike, will effect Ryanair flights
6 August 2014 Union CGT-Aena announced today, Madrid Airport strike, by security, firefighters, passenger service.
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 3 - 8pm
Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 7 - 11 am
and 8pm - 11pm.