Delays in Spanish airports
Madrid, Spain - An internal e-mail of AENA published by the newspaper "ABC" makes it clear that need other controllers
(WAPA) - In recent weeks, air traffic in the Iberian peninsula has been subject to many delays especially in the Madrid-Barajas airport. So has began to develop the hypothesis that in addition to delays caused by bad weather in recent weeks, flight controllers, not satisfied with the new provisions came into force in February, are conducting a sort of hidden strike, but AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) denied this possibility.
The controllers, however, argue that there is a lack of staff, hypothesis also supported by an internal e-mail of 29 April, published yesterday by the newspaper "ABC", in which the director of operations for AENA, Gabriel Novelles, informed the head of the Department of strategy and planning, Mariluz de Mateo, the need for additional air traffic controllers also stating "I can say it stronger, but not more clearly".
In this story there is also space for controversy, because the company that manages airports, argues that most delays occur in Terminal 4 of Barajas Airport where operates Iberia, the national carrier, while this last believes that these difficulties are due to problem related to air traffic. (Avionews)