ACCORDING to research by Gopili.co.uk, British travellers have been luckier – so far this year – than their neighbours when it comes to transport strikes. Of five major European countries, the UK is the only one that has not faced either pilots or air traffic controllers’ strikes.
The Gopili.co.uk study assessed the number of days of transport strikes with national impact that occurred in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy, plus the number of days of transport strikes in their capital cities.
Spanish travellers have been worst affected by transport strikes, with 48 days of travel disruptions so far this year, including 31 days of a Ryanair baggage handlers strike in Madrid.
The second country most affected was Germany with 22 days of transport strikes with national impact, especially because of industrial action by railway workers and Germanwings and Lufthansa pilots.
France and Italy share third place with 21 days of transport strikes.
Rome and Berlin have been particularly hit, with 16 and ten days of travel disruptions respectively.
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