Spain's Civil Guard to handle Barcelona airport security during strike

From Reuters - August 11, 2017

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Civil Guard will handle security controls at Barcelona's airport from Monday to limit disruptions from a planned strike by security staff, the Spanish government said on Friday.

The deployment seeks to avert delays and long queues at Barcelona's El Prat airport for holidaymakers arriving in record numbers to Spain this year.

Barcelona El Prat, the second busiest airport in Spain after Madrid's Barajas, is a major hub for international airlines and a destination for tourists visiting Spain's northeastern Mediterranean coast.


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