FURIOUS workers at Mallorca’s main airport claim it is being plagued by fleas, as well as an infestation of mosquitoes and cockroaches in the main terminal.
The blame is being put on the lack of cleaning and the hundreds of dogs and cats being sent to and from the UK and Germany every day.
Alamy workers at Mallorca’s main airport claim it is being plagued by fleas Son Sant Joan airport in Mallorca’s capital of Palma is the third biggest in Spain and one of the busiest airports in Europe, used by 27.9 million passengers in 2017.
Terminal A is used by millions of Brits as they head for the holiday island every summer.
Airport staff claim they are being constantly bitten and are making their objections public because of lack of action, with some saying they have needed medical treatment for the bites.
They said in a statement: “This plague of fleas in the 21st century is eating the airport.”
Getty Images – Getty Son Sant Joan airport in the capital of Palma is the third biggest in Spain
The airport employees, ranging from 300 to 400 in the high season, say they are “disgusted” and claim nothing is being done about the problem, despite complaints to the airport authority and to the health department of the Balearic Government.
They claim 20 counters that deal exclusively with checking in animals destined for the UK and Germany are infested with fleas and mites,that they are sticky and dirty and need to be properly treated with insecticide, not just polished.
The staff also say mosquitos and cockroaches have been spotted in Terminal A.
The General Confederation of Labour in the Balearic Islands has sent an official complaint and photos to the prevention department of the company Acciona and to the airport authority AENA.