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Air Nostrum cancels over 200 Christmas flights at Palma airport


Planned Christmas vacations for passengers booked with Air Nostrum and Vueling are being significantly interrupted by a strike brought on by salary conflicts at both carriers

The Palma Son Sant Joan Airport experienced issues on Friday, December 23, particularly in the morning. Numerous passengers who were impacted by flight modifications, cancellations, and delays had to be dealt with by the Iberia* desk.

Additionally, on Friday, Air Nostrum announced that 211 more flights between Monday, December 26, and Wednesday, January 3, will be cancelled. The Spanish domestic and European carrier emphasised that “it is doing everything possible to offer alternate choices” and expressed its sincere sorrow for the inconvenience.

The Sepla pilots union recently announced the eight-day strike that started on Thursday and on Thursday and Friday, 78 Air Nostrum flights were cancelled. There will be an additional 211 cancellations on December 26, 27, 29, 30, and January 2 and 3.

There have been 33 confirmed cancellations for Monday from various airports. They include Palma, Ibiza, and Mahon, as well as Tuesday; 37 flights have been canceled.

Meanwhile, Vueling has extended its January 1–January 8 cancellation program. The airline believes that these flights will be impacted by the strike that the Stavla cabin crew union has declared.


The strike action by Spain-based Ryanair staff that started in June of this year has been extended all the way through to the 7th of January 2023. It is taking place on 4 days every week (Monday to Thursday).

While there have been some delays and a few cancellations during the strike action so far, the impact on Palma de Mallorca has been fairly limited, as Spanish law demands that airlines maintain a minimum service.

Read more: Expats breathe a sigh of relief as Spain’s airport strikes are called off

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