Vueling cancels 28 flights at Barcelona airport due to cabin crew strike

The airline will operate 135 of the 163 routes scheduled this Sunday

Passengers at Vueling queuing at check-in desks on November 4, 2022
Passengers at Vueling queuing at check-in desks on November 4, 2022 / Miquel Vera / Àlex Recolons
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November 20, 2022 02:02 PM

November 20, 2022 02:19 PM

Vueling has canceled 28 flights at the Barcelona airport this Sunday ahead of the cabin crew strike.

The company expects 85% of flights to operate as planned, that is to say, 135 of the 165 routes that had been scheduled for Sunday.

Beyond the Barcelona airport, Vueling plans to operate 89% of the 561 flights the company had initially scheduled, meaning it has "pre-emptively" canceled as many as it can while still providing the required minimum services. 

The company informed affected passengers ahead of time, Vueling said in a press release. 94% of these people have already been offered either an alternative flight, a voucher, or a reimbursement, the same press release claimed. 

Three-month strike

The Vueling cabin crew strike began on November 1 and will last three months on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays – also, December 6, 8, 24 and 31, as well as January 5.

The Stavla union is demanding a 13.4% pay rise to compensate for inflation, and it wants to negotiate a collective agreement with Vueling on conditions. 

Vueling says that since April they have been immersed in the negotiation of a fourth collective agreement with cabin crew, with the "maximum desire to continue moving forward to reach agreements that combine the needs of all."