All Policies Include Coronavirus Cover

Coronavirus FAQs

Questions about cover for coronavirus? Read our FAQs and find out what our policies can do for you. If you would like to contact us, please note we are currently only available 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday due to reduced operational capacity. Thank you.

Iberia airline pilots go on strike

05 January 2012 09:29

Iberia cancelled flights after pilots walked out on strike

Iberia cancelled flights after pilots walked out on strike

Spanish airline Iberia has cancelled more than 30% of its flights out of Spain over a pilots' strike which has affected thousands of passengers.

The strike was organised amid concern from pilots that they could lose their jobs when company planes are diverted to Iberia Express - the airline's new budget arm.

The airline said it had made alternative arrangements for the 10,000 passengers affected by the industrial action - either booking them on other Iberia flights or those with other airlines.

The new Iberia Express service is hoped to be launched early next year as part of a bid to compete with Ryanair and easyJet on short-haul and medium-haul routes.

Although the passengers had alternative transport arranged, the strike still underlines the importance of arranging good travel insurance before jetting off.