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Posted at 9:25 AM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Spain may extend emergency decree

By Associated Press

MADRID -- Spain's prime minister says he may extend an emergency decree his government implemented to end a 24-hour air traffic controllers strike despite flights returning to normal after a weekend of travel chaos.

The measure threatens jail time for controllers who refuse to work and it took effect Saturday for an initial 15 days.

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Monday he will decide whether to extend it to cover the busy Christmas travel season. Hundreds of flights were canceled during the strike that began Friday afternoon, affecting around 600,000 travelers.

It was not immediately clear when the government would make a decision on extending the decree.

By Associated Press  | December 6, 2010; 9:25 AM ET
Categories:  Aviation, Transportation News  
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