European airlines are warning of significant disruption to flights in and out of Spain today as the country goes on general strike over labour reforms.
Low cost carrier Vueling says it anticipates cancelling 191 or 67% of the 285 flights it had scheduled. Iberia has reportedly cancelled almost 300 flights.
A number of other airlines, including EasyJet, Ryanair and British Airways, say they expect significant disruptions.
Spain's two biggest unions called today's strike in protest at new legislation, which makes it easier for companies to fire employees and reduces severance pay. The Spanish government hopes the reforms will help cut unemployment levels.
Meanwhile, Iberia faces the possibility of further walk outs by its pilots over the creation of low-cost subsidiary, Iberia Express, which launched on Sunday.
Iberia has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights over the past few months as a result of the strikes. The carrier says it will ask Spanish pilots' union SEPLA to continue the negotiations.