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IAG's Spanish airline hurt by strikes

IAG's Spanish airline hurt by strikes

Air traffic control strikes in France have wreaked havoc on the European airline sector. At International Consolidated Airlines (IAG), the impact was felt most strongly via its Spanish low-cost brand Vueling. The disruption added €20m (£17.8m) to costs in the second quarter and disrupted plans to expand the airline's route network. Chief executive Willie Walsh said the strikes have had a significant impact on the Spanish economy, as it's made travelling there more difficult for tourists. IAG is filing a complaint to the European Commission regarding the strikes, as are other groups such as easyJet (EZJ) and Ryanair (RYA).

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