spain general strikeThere will be a General Strike in Spain and other European countries on Wednesday November the 14th 2012.

The unions have agreed certain minimum service levels for public transport, airlines, communications, healthcare and the emergency services and it is likely the services will all be operating as if it were a national holiday.

The airports will be open, but flights will be restricted to minimum levels (more details below). Trains will be operating minimum services, with 31 high speed AVE train services operating, and 30% of local train services operating. Buses will have a skeleton service.

The high speed AVE trains in operation will be on the lines between Madrid and Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla and Valencia plus the direct trains between Barcelona and Sevilla and Málaga. More information on the RENFE website here.

During the last general strike in March private businesses were open pretty much as usual in Nerja, with many shops, bars and restaurants open for business. Bus services to Málaga and the airport were affected and it is likely that there will only be a skeleton bus service during the strike on Wednesday.

Its not clear at present what flights might be affected from Málaga Airport. If you have booked to fly on that day it is worth checking with your airline or holiday company before you travel, likewise if you have booked a taxi.


The Spanish airport operator AENA has reported that Iberia, Air Europa, Vueling, Air Nostrum and Easyjet have canceled 601 flights out of a total of 4,500 flights scheduled for Wednesday in the whole of Spain. Although airports won’t be closed, there will be limited numbers of flights operating at the following minimum levels: 20% of flights within the EU (including the UK).10% domestic flights within mainland Spain. 50% between the mainland and the Balearics, Canaries, Ceuta and Melilla and 40% all other foreign destinations.

Easyjet has cancelled 26 flights. More Information: EasyJet

RyanAir have announced that there will be delays and cancellations, but as yet have not said to which flights. You can check your RyanAir flight here: RyanAir

British Airways have not announced which flights will be affected. You can check your flight here: British Airways

Thomson have not announced any flight changes. Telephone number from the UK 0871 231 4787.

Jet2 have not yet announced any flight changes. More information: Jet 2

AirNostrum will cancel 150 flights. More Information: Air Nostrum

Iberia have cancelled 171 flights.

Air Europa have cancelled 92 flights

Vueling have cancelled 162 flights. More Information: Vueling

For all other airlines we recommend you contact your airline directly.

We will update this page as and when more information on the strike is released.

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