The Spanish airline Iberia canceled more than 400 flights for the first three days of a pilots” strike that will begin on Monday, in opposition to the creation of a low-cost subsidiary.
On April 9, the largest airline in the country suspended 156 airways, including national, European and international travels, the media reported on Wednesday.
As a result of the strike, which will be held every Monday and Friday until July 20, 122 routes will be affected on Friday 13 and another 128 on Monday 16.
According to the Spanish Airline Pilots’ Union (SEPLA), the protesters, who had previously held 12 demonstrations between December and February, announced last week their new calendar of protests, which includes some thirty dates.
The SEPLA opposes the creation of Iberia Express, a low-cost subsidiary that began flying on short- and medium-range routes on March 25.