The military has taken control of Spain's airspace but cannot direct air traffic
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Britons stranded at Spanish airport 'just putting up with it'

A major walkout by Spain's air traffic controllers has grounded flights across much of the nation, stranding hundreds of thousands of travellers.

About half of the controllers showed for their shift on Saturday morning but most refused to work, in a dispute over hours and conditions.

The army has been called in but cannot direct air traffic.

Keith Beevor from Penrith, Cumbria has been stuck in Alicante since 18:30 on Friday evening.

  • 04 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK