Barcelona flights were thrown into chaos by protests yesterday and disruption is still in play this morning at El Prat Airport. The protests are part of a string of spontaneous gatherings across Catalonia in Spain. Yesterday, protestors took to the streets of Barcelona, including swarming the El Prat Airport, following the news that nine Catalan separatist leaders would be facing prison sentences. Regional emergency service SEM said 53 people were treated for injuries at the Barcelona airport while Spain's airport operator AENA said at least 108 flights were cancelled.
Barcelona airport chaos: Huge queues and flights cancelled after protests hit hub
The airport itself tweeted earlier this morning that further flights were cancelled today.
“All American Airlines flights from Barcelona to New York, Miami, Chicago and Philadelphia have been cancelled,” El Prat airport posted.
“Vueling, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss have also cancelled flights.”
However, British Airways confirmed only a return leg of a flight from yesterday was affected earlier this morning.
A SWISS spokesman confirmed three flights were cancelled yesterday, adding” “Today we expect the flight operation to continue as normal but we will see what the next few hours will bring.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Vueling, KLM and Lufthansa for further comment on flight disruption.
Barcelona: The protests are part of a string of spontaneous gatherings across Catalonia in Spain (Image: Getty Images)
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