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24-Sep-2010 12:27 PM

Agreement reached on Spain's general strike flight cancellations

Spain's Government stated it reached an agreement with unions on the minimum transport services for the day of the general strike on 29-Sep-2010 (Typically Spanish/Travel Pulse, 23-Sep-2010). Under the agreement all the country's airports will open, and that 40% of intercontinental, 20% of European and 10% of national services will be operated. There will also be 50% coverage on services from the mainland to the islands and on services between the islands. Local train services will have an average of 25% coverage, rising to 30% at peak times, and 20% of AVE high-speed train services will operate. Iberia stated it would relax penalties for flight cancellations in relation to the proposed strike.