A new round of Spanish airport strikes is in prospect over periods including the Easter break which could impact on the holiday plans of many families.
A total of 22 airport strike days are proposed to take place in Spain, with the first one scheduled for April and the last one four months later.
As this News Item was being prepared, discussions between Unions representing airport workers and government officials were due to be taking place but, as it stands, European air travel could be severely disrupted. The ripples could be felt further afield, too: Spain is used as a stop-off site on long haul flights to South America.
The absence of up to 12,500 ground workers at Spanish workers would force airlines to launch and recover flights elsewhere, although there have been suggestions that some flights could still arrive and depart in Spain while the strikes are in force.