Iberia hopes to restart long-haul flights soon

MADRID (BestGrowthStock) – Iberia hopes to start flying long-haul routes again by Saturday evening, a spokesman for the Spanish flag carrier said, as striking air traffic controllers began to return to work.

“Iberia hopes that all its long haul flights can restart by tonight,” a spokesman for the airline told Reuters.

The army took over air control towers on Friday afternoon after the walkout by controllers quickly stopped flights in and out of Spain’s main airports, disrupting travel for around 250,000 people on one of Spain’s busiest holiday weekends.

(Reporting by Paul Day, Editing by Alexander Smith)

Iberia hopes to restart long-haul flights soon