Leap year strike sees 131 flights cancelled at Iberia

Leap year strike sees 131 flights cancelled at Iberia

Spanish flag-carrier Iberia has been forced to cancel 131 flights on February 29th as pilots prepare to walk out on strike.

Departures from across Spain and Europe have been cancelled as pilots continue to protest about the Spanish flag carrier’s plans to launch a new low-cost carrier.

Pilots fear wages will be cut as the new carrier migrates routes from the existing network to its new low-cost offering.

“So that this strike affects you as little as possible, we are making every effort to provide the assistance you need, and to make alternative travel arrangements to get you to your destination as quickly as possible,” read a statement from the company.

A list of cancelled flights has been released here.

The Spanish carrier is part of International Airlines Group (IAG) along with British Airways.