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Vueling flight cancellations hit travel plans

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Vueling airline strikes have disrupted Christmas plans for thousands of travellers. image: Wikipedia

Vueling has caused further travel disruptions after announcing a number of flight cancellations for Friday, December 2

The low-cost airline has been forced to cancel flights to minimize the impact of the cabin crew strike called by Stavla. A series of strikes were announced on November 1 and will last until the end of January 2023.

The IAG-owned carrier, which is facing the most complicated week since the industrial action began, has canceled 94 flights as they are not protected by the minimum services decreed by the Government. It will however continue to operate 507 of the 601 scheduled flights normally.

At Barcelona El Prat airport, 80% of the flights scheduled by Vueling will operate normally (148 out of 186). In the rest of Spain, the percentage rises to 89%, with 193 out of 217, while internationally it stands at 84%, with 166 of the 198 in operation.

Almost all (91%) of customers affected by these cancellations have been relocated or have requested a voucher or refund, while 9% are still waiting to choose the option that best suits them.

Over the next 11 days, there will be a total of eight days of disruptions. The strikes will affect the flights scheduled for Friday the 2nd, Sunday the 4th, Monday the 5th, Tuesday the 6th, Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th, Sunday the 11th, and Monday the 12th of December.

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