Pilots for Spanish airline Iberia Regional Air Nostrum have "overwhelmingly" voted to go on an indefinite strike amid a wage dispute with the company, Spain's largest airline pilots' union said on Wednesday. SEPLA said that 92% of its members voted to back the action, which seeks to "counteract the continuous blockade that technical crew members have been suffering from the company in the face of their legitimate demands". "Iberia Regional cannot continue to operate at the expense of pilots' working conditions," SEPLA added.
Airlines are rushing to recruit staff who have lost their jobs at Flybe following the airline's collapse, as the industry gears up for what is forecast to be a busy summer holiday season.
Spanish flag carrier Iberia said on Sunday it had solved an IT problem in the airline's booking and boarding system that disrupted dozens of domestic and international flights on Saturday. Five flights were cancelled and scores more were delayed, a according to a spokeswoman for Iberia, part of International Consolidated Airlines Group.