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Spanish Air Strikes No Longer a Threat to European Vacationers

by Yuri Brixenmortar 16. March 2011 15:08

European tourists and those looking to visit their European property in Spain this Easter will be pleased to know the planned airport strikes in Spain have been all but called off. The state-owned company which runs Spain's airports has reached a preliminary agreement with unions that will guarantee their jobs even if the company is sold off to private owners.

The agreement reached early today after a marathon negotiating session still needs to be approved by rank-and-file union members who called the strikes last week. Unions feared wage and other benefit cuts once private investors take a stake in AENA, the company that runs the airports in Spain. The unions planned a series of rolling strikes starting on April 20, and including Easter Sunday, and then on other days in the summer.

The looming strikes were a serious concern to the European air industry, which was already plagued with disasters last summer which kept air traffic figures and earnings seriously down. This summer, however, it looks as if business will be booming, particularly with Middle Eastern and North African destinations that serve as an alternative to the traditional European holiday being out of bounds due to political unrest. Airlines have added extra seats to cope with the demand from holidaymakers changing their destinations over from Egypt and Tunisia, and it looks as if demand for summer holiday property for sale in Europe will start to pick up as well.

To take advantage of bargain investment opportunities in popular summer holiday destinations like France, Portugal and Spain, visit Eurobrix's main listings page. We have a large range of properties suitable for your next vacation home or buy to let investment.

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3/24/2011 2:20:55 AM #

Planned airport strikes in Spain have been all but called

European tourists and those looking to visit their European property in Spain this Easter will be pleased to know the planned airport strikes in Spain...

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4/5/2011 7:38:11 AM #

European Airlines have added extra seats to cope with the

European tourists and those looking to visit their European property in Spain this Easter will be pleased to know the planned airport strikes in Spain...

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