Flights today and tomorrow cancelled
Spanish carrier Iberia has been forced to cancel flights scheduled for today and tomorrow, due to strike action by the airline's cabin crew.
Cabin attendants unions CTA and SITCPLA have called the strike due to disputes over wages.
Around 450 flights have been affected, including domestic, European and transatlantic services. Madrid-London services are among those cancelled.
Iberia flights under codes IB5000, IB8000 and IB7000, operated by Vueling, Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum and other airlines using Iberia codes, are not affected. Flights to and from the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands are also operating normally, as are most of Iberia's long-haul flights.
In a statement on its website, Iberia said: "Because of the strike called by the CTA and SITCPLA cabin attendants unions, Iberia is cancelling some flights scheduled for 26-27 October, since they are not covered by the minimum services requirement established by Spanish authorities.
"However, the airline is trying to avoid an unjustified strike and is calling on the responsibility of the unions organising the strike to cancel it."
The strike comes shortly after Iberia announced a new strategy in response to "declining revenues, weak demand and mounting losses". In the first six months of the year, revenue had dropped 18%.
Rafael Sánchez-Lozano, Iberia's chief operating officer, said the current situation was unsustainable.
New measures include a freeze on recruitment, a company wide pay freeze in 2011 and 2012, early retirement for all cabin crew over 55 and lay off for about 200 ground staff.
For details of which flights are affected by the strikes, and advice for passengers, visit www.iberia.com