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.
Ryanair pilot strike in 2018
Another strike on 28 September by the cabin crew in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.
Ryanair cancels a flight from Malaga to Frankfurt on Friday 28 September.
Strike by Ryanair pilots in Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Sweden is planned for August 10. 396 flights have been cancelled, of which 41 are connections to or from Spain, 9 to Andalusia, 4 to Malaga, 4 to Seville and 1 to Jerez.
Malaga loses 4 connections to Frankfurt and Düsseldorf airports, Frankfurt Hahn and Düsseldorf Weeze on Friday 10 August.
History of the Ryanair strike
Ryanair’s crew and ground crew from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium have scheduled a strike on 25 and 26 July following the lack of agreement with the company.
Ryanair has ensured that they will contact affected customers by text message or email.
List of cancelled flights with Malaga
Cancellations from Malaga on July 25th:
- FR1915 to Brussels – Charleroi departing at 3.55 pm
- FR2944 to Brussels departing at 7.30am
- FR8615 to Dusseldrof Weeze departing at 7.10am
- FR4057 to Hamburg departing at 2.30 pm
- FR2597 to Venice Treviso departing at 5:50pm
- FR6387 to Barcelona with departure at 01:50 pm
- FR8146 to Ibiza with departure at 01:30 pm
- FR656 to Glasgow Prestwick departing at 7:30 am
- FR3209 to Manchester departing at 5:25pm
- FR5158 to Newcastle departing at 6.55am
Cancellations on 26 July from Malaga airport:
- FR2591 to Berlin Schönefeld departing at 7.10am
- FR2575 to Eidhoven departing at 6:25am
- FR6387 to Barcelona with departure at 7:10am
- FR8146 to Ibiza with departure at 01:45 pm
- FR5677 to Palma de Mallorca departing at 6:45pm
- FR2593 to Santander with departure at 2:35 pm
- FR2573 to Santiago with departure at 11:55 am
- FR2267 to Birmingham departing at 5:40pm
- FR2447 to Leeds Bradford departing at 4.40pm
- FR8944 to London Stansted departing at 2:45pm
- FR5158 to Newcastle departing at 6.55am
Cancellations to Malaga on 25 July
- FR6386 from Barcelona to Malaga at 11:25 am
- FR8147 from Ibiza to Malaga at 3:25 pm
Cancellations to Malaga on 26 July
- FR6386 from Barcelona to Malaga at 9:25 am.
- FR8147 from Ibiza to Malaga at 3.40pm
- FR5676 from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga at 8:50pm
There is no official list of cancellations by Ryanair and I have compiled the flights with origin in Spanish airports. If your flight is cancelled you should have received an email or text message, in any case you can check the Ryanair flight status from here: https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/travel-updates
Remember that if the cancellation occurs on your return from holiday Ryanair is responsible for providing you with accommodation and meals until an alternative flight can be arranged.
For more information on procedures with a cancelled Ryanair flight you can visit their guide:
For claims and compensation you can fill out the form here:
What’s wrong with Ryanair?
Pilots and staff complain about the company’s draconian salaries and procedures, as well as unattainable sales targets.
Ryanair, for its part, assures that its workers currently enjoy good conditions and that they have already agreed to a 20% increase in the annual salary for pilots, making the strike unacceptable for passengers.
The strike is expected to disappear. Any changes or problems will be communicated to customers by the appropriate means.
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.
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.
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