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. I’ll also tell you what rights you have and how to proceed.

Latest Malaga airport news

How to find out if your flight has been cancelled or delayed?

To find out in real time all the information about the flight, I recommend checking it at the website below:

Select if a departure or if an arrival and check if there is any delay or the flight is cancelled.

What to do if they cancel your flight?

There are two possible choices, one of them is to request a refund online in order to recover the money. Another option is to request a flight change for free.

If you have your flight seat booked you can’t do anything until it is cancelled by the company.

If it is a return flight and you are stranded the company must provide with food, lodging and transportation until they can provide a new flight.

Can you claim if an airline cancel your flight?

You can claim financial compensation if an airline cancel your flight, the requirements are as follows:

  • 125€ compensation: If the delay of re-routing is up to 2 hours and the flight is less than 1500 km.
  • 250€ compensation: If the delay of re-routing is up to 3 hours  and the flight distance is up to 1500 km.
  • 300€ compensation: If the delay of re-routing is less than 4 hours, the flight is up to 3500 km and the flight has not taken off or landed in the EU.
  • 400€ compensation: If the delay of re-routing is above 3 hours, the flight distance is between 1500 and 3500 km and the flight has taken off or landed in the EU
  • 600€ compensation: If the delay of re-routing is above 4 hours, the flight distance is above 3500 km and the flight has not taken off or landed in the EU.

*Airline must also provide drink, food, accommodation, transport from and to the airport for the new flight and free telephone call.

The full compensation is only applicable if you request a refund of the fare. If you agree to travel on a flight with a delay of between 2 and 4 hours, the compensation is reduced by 50%.

There is no right to compensation if you receive any kind of communication notifying you of the cancellation of the flight more than 14 days in advance. If the cancellation is due to a major force or if they offer you a flight with a schedule close to the one you originally had.

There is also a right to compensation for damages that you can prove such as transport or accommodation already paid.

Where can you claim?

You can go to the company’s counters at the airport or at the European Consumer Centre.

Old news about cancellations in 2019

Strikes, flight cancellation and all information that is old will be moved from the top of this post to under this line:

British Airways cancelled flights

Almost all flights operating in the United Kingdom during the strike have been cancelled.

Malaga has had 22 cancellations during the two days of strike scheduled for 9 and 10 September.

The cause of the strike has been on the part of the pilots who demand a wage increase.

Iberia Strike at Malaga Airport

Four strikes have been scheduled for September 7, 2019 by Iberia personnel with the aim of requesting an improvement in the working conditions.

The strike schedule will be as follows:

  • 4:30 am to 7:30 am
  • 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • 2 pm to 6 pm
  • 10 pm to midnight.

What did happen in 2017?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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