October 28, 2020

Sepla and Air Nostrum negotiate from the first hour to call off the strike

Sepla and Air Nostrum negotiate from the first hour to call off the strike

Representatives of the Sepla and the address of Air Nostrum have been meeting since 9:30 this Sunday to try to reach an agreement that allows to cancel the pilots' strike scheduled as of tomorrow and which supposes the cancellation of 148 flights during Holy Week.

This has been confirmed to EFE by sources from the pilots' union, which has called 24-hour strikes at the Valencian company on April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 to denounce the diversion of production that, in their opinion , carries out Air Nostrum to other airlines of the same owners.

The company, which has confirmed that both parties had cited this morning, maintains 76.4% of the operation for the minimum services decreed by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation for days 15, 16 and 17 April, in full operation departure of Holy Week.

Air Nostrum reported last Friday, when it announced the flights canceled by the strike, that customers affected by these cancellations may opt for the reimbursement of tickets or for relocation on flights or alternative dates to fly until May 10, according to availability.

The minimum services include 100% of flights from or to the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and Melilla and flights in Public Service Obligation in peninsular territories (Almería-Sevilla, Badajoz-Madrid and Badajoz-Barcelona).

In addition, it includes between 29% and 31% of those operating between Spanish cities where the alternative is less than 5 hours and between 45% and 47% for those who exceed 5 hours and for those who join airports Spaniards with foreign cities.

Air Nostrum regretted the "inconveniences" caused to its customers and indicated that it maintains a "negotiating" attitude and does "everything possible" to try to stop the stoppages and minimize the disruption it may cause.

If the stoppages are maintained, the company will publish next week the list of canceled flights for the days 22, 23 and 24 of April, in which there are also summoned stoppages.


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