Baggage handlers call off strikes, Ryanair passengers will get “normal service”

HOLIDAYMAKERS hoping to jet off to Spain have had their worries eased today after strike action at Madrid Airport was called off.

Travellers flying with Ryanair from Stansted faced delays, baggage restrictions and alternative flights – but now all journeys with the budget airline will run as normal.

A Ryanair spokesman said: “The strike action by baggage handlers at Madrid Airport on has been cancelled. All Ryanair flights will operate as normal and checked baggage will be accepted on all flights.

“Passengers who have transferred to alternative flights can move back to flights on August 16 free of charge. Those who wish to reinstate baggage should call 0871 246 0011 or 0871 246 0000.”

The strike at the Spanish capital’s hub was due to take place on Monday (August 16) but was called off after the workers union said they did not want to dent the nation’s already fragile tourism industry further.

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