Latest news on strikes, delays and cancellations of flights

Will any of the strikes or delays affect your flight from or to Malaga airport? Find here the latest news about delays, strikes and cancellation of flights.

Latest Malaga airport news

Delays and cancellations

Airberlin closed since Saturday 28 October 2017 due bankrupt.

Monarch airlines closed due bankrupt and cancelled 6 departures from Malaga airport.

Up to 2000 flights cancelled by Ryanair have been announced for up to 50 flights per day in September and October. You can check Ryanair’s cancelled flights list and more information.

On September 13 the airline Vueling cancelled flights with arrival or departure from Malaga airport. This cancellation affected a flight from Majorca to Malaga and from Malaga to Santiago de Compostela.

The airline offered passengers paid hotel stays and new flights to Malaga today.

The reasons given were that flights have been delayed so much due to the general transport strike in France so they were finally unable to take off.

Strikes in Malaga airport

In August there is a taxi strike in Malaga. Read my other post to know if it affects you and how to avoid if planning your vacation to Malaga.

From 22th of June there will be a strike from Security staff on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am. to 12 am. Flights  will  be operating as usual but there may be longer queues for Security check.

It is recommended you to allow extra time for avoiding possible delays passing the security checks.

Older news

Strike and flights in France

The strike of the controllers from airports in France was causing some delays in the flights that had to fly over the Gallic territory. These flights include those connecting the Costa del Sol with Edinburgh, London-Stransted and Dublin.

As a result of the strike, up to 4 flights with Malaga airport were cancelled.

French controllers’ strike ended on Friday, March 10, so it should not affect future flights.

Strike and cancellations of flights with Berlin airports

The ground staff strike at Berlin airports are affecting scheduled flights with Malaga airport.

From the 4 of the morning of the 13 of March has begun the second day of strike.

The strike will continue until Tuesday at 5 in the morning. So if you had a planned flight for getting back to Germany or for visiting Malaga, you should ask your airline about the situation.

This is the second strike after the one produced last Friday. Apparently the expectations of the union of workers that request a salary increase have not been fulfilled.

Alternatives if your flight has been cancelled

If the strike is the one at Berlin airport, some airlines are charting alternative flights from the airports of Dresden and Leipzig.

The proposed alternatives also offer free buses to transfer passengers from  Berlin airport. This could be a solution if you fly to Malaga or if you are a tourist who plans to return to Germany today. Better ask your airline about the situation and possible alternatives if the flight has been cancelled.

Finally if the airline can’t provide another flight to your destination it should offer accommodation and transfer service completely free of charge, but you might need to ask for it.

Raúl G.T

Raúl G.T

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Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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