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06 January 2012 12:59
Iberia has cancelled Heathrow-Madrid flights
Spanish carrier Iberia has cancelled half of its flights between Heathrow and Madrid on two separate days in a move which could leave many Britons with a headache.
The Spanish union Sepla announced action on Monday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 11 as part of a row over plans by Iberia's parent company International Airlines Group to create a new budget airline.
Four Heathrow-Madrid services will be cancelled by Iberia on both the Monday and the Wednesday. The other four scheduled daily services will still operate, although it is worth checking your
travel insurance details to see if your policy will cover unexpected disruptions.
Iberia said it was working on a plan to offer alternative methods of transport to get passengers to their destinations. It added that it was easing its fares to allow travellers to change their flight arrangements, too.
The airline also warned that the strike "will cause the suspension and delay of many of our flights, with a subsequent repercussion on the whole of our network".
Iberia pilots walked out on two separate days in December amid fears they will have to accept lower salaries at the new airline, Iberia Express, as well as fearing for their jobs.
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