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Spanish airspace re-opens but thousands remain stranded

Spanish airspace has re-opened after 24 hours of closure because of an unofficial strike by air traffic controllers.

The government in Madrid had declared a "state of emergency" and threatened those who refused to go back to work with possible prosecution and jail.

Martin Jones is one passenger who was stuck in Madrid Airport after trying to get back from a business conference.

He spoke to the BBC's Maxine Mawhinney and said it had been a frustrating day.

  • 04 Dec 2010