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RYANAIR is bracing itself for four days of strikes this week, starting t

The strikes will last until Thursday, July 28 as part of an ongoing argument over pay.

Ten Spanish airports will be affected, including Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza.

A Ryanair spokesperson previously 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.

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"Air Traffic Control (ATC) and airport staff shortages across Europe, which are beyond Ryanair’s control may however cause some minor disruption and any passengers whose flights are disrupted by ATC staff shortages will be notified of their entitlements by email/SMS."

The Spanish strikes follow dozens of cancellations in Belgium after pilots staged a walkout over a pay dispute of their own.

The action affected flights from Brussels Airport and Charleroi, Ryanair's biggest base in Belgium over the weekend.

EasyJet staff are also planning a strike this week, from Friday, July 29 till Sunday, July 31.

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Amongst the airports affected are Barcelona's El Prat, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca.

EasyJet are planning to run all their flights despite the strike, but did warn that some of them could be affected.

Earlier this month, a spokesperson from the airline said: "There could be some disruption to out 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."

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A British Airways strike had also been planned but that has since been called off after staff accepted a new pay rise.

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