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EASYJET strikes are taking place in Spain from tomorrow, with three airports set to be affected.

Cabin crew staff are due to walk out from Friday, July 29 until Sunday, July 31.

Around 450 workers are expected to participate, as part of a continuing dispute over pay.

The strikes will affect flights at Barcelona's El Prat airport, as well as Malaga and Palma de Mallorca.

Earlier strike action took place on the first and third weekends of the month.

General secretary of USO, the union representing the cabin crew members, Miguel Galan said of the walkouts: "The conclusion is very clear; at easyJet there is money for everything except for Spain."

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EasyJet has said that it plans to run all of its flights regardless of the strike, but admitted some journeys could be affected.

Earlier this month, a spokesperson said: “There could be some disruption to our flying programme to and from Malaga, Palma and Barcelona during the strike period but at this stage, easyJet plans to operate its full schedule and we would like to reassure customers that we will do everything possible to minimise any disruption.”

With Ryanair cabin crew in Spain also currently on strike, the UK Government issued new travel advice for anyone heading to the country.

The Foreign Office travel advice states: "Planned strike action in July may cause some disruption to EasyJet and Ryanair flights to and from Spain.

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"If you think your travel plans may be affected, you should consult your airline for the latest travel updates."

The Ryanair walkouts affect 10 airports in Spain, but will end after today (Thursday, July 28).

However, they will resume again in August and continue through to January after unions announced weekly four-day walkouts lasting five months.

Airports in Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza will all be affected.

A Ryanair spokesperson said the action was "poorly supported" and called by unions representing "tiny numbers" of staff.

They also said they expected "minimal disruptions" during the walkouts.

They said: "Less than one per cent of Ryanair’s flights have been affected in the past month by recent minor and poorly supported cabin crew strikes called by unions who are either not recognised by or who represent tiny numbers of Ryanair crews.

Sun Online Travel has contacted Ryanair for additional comment.

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British Airways pilots are now also threatening to strike this summer – which could see nearly all flights grounded.

Lufthansa had to cancel almost all of their flights at two airports this week, also because of industrial action.

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