In a report that won’t surprise anyone who has flown recently, airport security in Spain has come under increased criticism after new security measures have caused huge delays for some passengers travelling outside of the EU Schengen Zone.
EU countries have to carry out tougher checks on passengers entering or leaving the Schengen area, which covers most of mainland Europe, including Spain.
Airlines For Europe, a group which represents carriers including easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways’ parent company IAG, has claimed some passengers had missed flights due to the delays.
British travel trade organisation ABTA said that travellers need to “check the situation with their airlines and, where necessary, ensure they factor these longer queuing times into their travel plans when flying in and out of the airport.”
Barcelona Airport is also dealing with strike action which is adding to delays – the next scheduled action is this Friday. Palma Airport in Majorca and Malaga are currently at the top of the list for possible disruption.
People are being advised to arrive at airports up to three hours before departure.
Looks like it’s going to be an uncomfortable month for flying