Iberia Pilots Call Off Strikes
Iberia has been dealing with months of strikes as a result of the SEPLA pilots union protesting the formation of Iberia Express to profitably handle short and medium range flights in Europe.
As part of an extended labor action, the pilots initially called for strikes on May 4th and May 7th.
In light of the announcement by the SEPLA pilots union, Iberia is putting the flights back on the schedule that were originally cancelled for the May 4th and May 7th labor action.
Passengers holding tickets for most of these flights may use them in accordance with their original reservations.
However, Iberia was unable to reschedule three long-haul flights cancelled on the 4th of May which are flights between Madrid and New York, Miami, and Mexico City, along with connections to Barcelona. For the 7th of May, Iberia was unable to re-schedule flights between Madrid and Miami, New York, and Sao Paulo.
In a statement from Iberia, the airline suggests, “Customers with tickets for these flights are encouraged to accept the alternative arrangements proposed by the airline.”
The months long strike has hurt the airline, as well as inconvenienced countless passengers.
In the same statement, “Iberia thanks its customers for their understanding and patience during the intermittent strikes by pilots over past months, and reminds them that up-to-the minute information about flights, special offers, and other matters is always available on www.iberia.com, on Iberia’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and via the free telephone 900 100 480 in Spain.”
The statement concludes, “Iberia is pleased that the SEPLA pilots union has called off the strike, and thanks its employees for their extra efforts on behalf of our customers.”