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More incidents at Barcelona's El Prat airport. The strike by Lufthansa ground staff in Germany has forced the cancellation of 22 flights with origin or destination at Barcelona-El Prat Airport this Wednesday. According to the company's website, all flights from Barcelona and bound for Munich (3) and Frankfurt (8) airports scheduled for this Wednesday have been cancelled. As well, eight flights originating in Frankfurt have also been cancelled, along with three of the four coming from Munich - with a single flight able to reach its destination, landing at Barcelona airport at around 2.50pm. This strike joins others underway by staff of the Ryanair and Easyjet airlines, which have provoked a summer season of uncertainty in Europe due to last-minute cancellations.

Disruption at Barcelona due to Ryanair strike

Meanwhile, Ryanair recorded six cancellations this Wednesday until 1pm at El Prat Airport, due to the new one-day strike by cabin crew, according to the union US. The Barcelona airport was also affected by 37 delays on Wednesday morning, of which 17 were departures and 20 arrivals, the union informed. The cancelled flights are three outbound and three return flights between Barcelona and Brussels, Milan and London. In Spanish territory as a whole, a total of nine flights were cancelled by 1pm, with 141 fights accumulating delays.

Six months of strikes

Stoppages from Monday to Thursday from August 8th to January 7th, 2023. That is the response of the cabin crew unions US and Sitcpla to Ryanair's refusal to negotiate. The Irish airline's cabin crew plan to continue with their industrial action for six months, with all strikes lasting 24 hours. The stoppages will affect the crew members of the airlines' bases at Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona, ​​Málaga, Alicante, Seville and Palma de Mallorca airports, but will also affect connections with the whole of the Spanish state. This is a new strike announcement that comes after almost twenty one-day stoppages so far this summer by the cabin crew unions. The workers' protests have caused the cancellation of 250 flights and more than 1,000 have been delayed. The strike has been called precisely when the company's traffic is greatest, as a large number of passengers are arriving at or departing from Spain. Despite this, the company has refused to sit down and negotiate with its employees.