Barcelona airport strikes causing long queues

Consumer groups are advising travellers to arrive three to four hours ahead of departure time

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Passengers wait to pass through the security control at Barcelona's El Prat airport  Photo: AP

SECURITY staff at Barcelona’s El Prat airport are expected to continue their series of one-hour stoppages tomorrow and on Sunday. If no resolution to their dispute is found by Monday, they are threatening an indefinite 24-hour strike.

The staff are employed by Grupo Eulen, an international corporation with offices in Madrid, and their first four 60-minute stoppages on Friday led to queues of two hours at the airport’s Terminal 2.

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