BRIT holidaymakers are set to roast in Majorca’s 38C heatwave this weekend – but others face travel chaos as airport staff strike.
Thousands of tourists will struggle to get through passport control at Palma Airport, as staff walk out at midnight on August 24.
The dispute at the airport’s Terminal A reportedly concerns working hours, wages, and contract revisions.
The terminal operates only during the summer months, and handles exclusively flights from countries not in the Schengen Area, which includes the UK.
Before the strike, temperatures will reach a scorching 38C with the hottest spell expected on Sunday August 18.
Holidaymakers will enjoy plenty of sunshine throughout the day, with a light breeze.
But with high humidity levels, it will be difficult to sleep overnight as temperatuers will remain at around 25C.
The Met Office said this week’s temperatures will be at least three to four degrees above average.
August temperatures for the Balearic Islands hover around 31.5C, the forecaster said.
A page on Palma Airport’s website providing guidance about what happens in the event of a strike said that airlines will try to operate a full schedule but that in most cases flights would be delayed.
It added: “When a flight is cancelled airlines will try to contact passengers to save them an unnecessary journey to the airport.
“This is usually via email or an SMS.”
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Around two million Brits currently flock to Majorca each year.
Palma is Spain’s third busiest airport, handling roughly 28 million passengers a year.
EasyJet, RyanAir, and Jet2 are among the airlines that service the airport.
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