Ibiza airport covered in rubbish as cleaners go on strike

easyJet have warned passengers against using the airport's facilities

These 'vile' scenes await tourists at Ibiza airport as staff refuse to clean the terminal.

Angry tourists hit out at the disgusting mess with dirty nappies, rotting food and piles of rubbish built up around the island's main transport hub.

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Overflowing bins are captured among the "carnage" as some said the mountains of litter were ruining their holidays, the Liverpool Echo reported.

Toilets in the airport were also out of action due to the cleaners strike - which started on Wednesday in a dispute over pay.

Overflowing bins and mountains of rubbish were captured at the airport

Kayleigh Barton, from Kirkdale, is flying back to Liverpool on Wednesday after a week-long break on the Spanish island and says she felt sick after walking in to the airport to hire a car.

She said: "It's vile. I am so disappointed in Ibiza airport and the management, I can't stop thinking about it, it's ruining the last few days of my holiday.

"I can't believe how many bottles, and even dirty nappies are on the floor."

Airport cleaners are refusing to clean the terminal over a row about their pay

The 25-year-old also raised questions about the health and safety at the airport after Thomas Cook told her there was reportedly no plans in place to end the current strike.

She added: "I'm gutted I've got to fly home in that airport, it's making me nervous.

"They're saying you can't use toilets and have to wait until you're on the aeroplane."

Tourists say the 'vile' scenes are ruining their holidays

Liverpool man Tim Morgan also described the scene on Twitter as "chaos" and a "fiasco" after flying back on Friday.

Another traveller said it was like "something you would see in a third world country".

Dirty nappies and rotting food are among the mountains of litter

Other shocked holiday makers have also been posting pictures of the mess on social media.

Sarra Hoy wrote: "The cleaners are on strike at Ibiza airport and it's carnage."

And Scotty Tweeted: "Ibiza airport has to be the worst airport ever. Minging."

Questions have been raised about the health and safety at the airport

In a notice to passengers on its website, easyJet says: "The cleaning company for the terminal buildings at Ibiza airport have announced a strike from the 17th May.

"Please be aware that during this time the terminal and facilities in the building may not be cleaned.

"We therefore recommend using our facilities on-board our aircraft or before travelling to the airport.

"Although this situation is outside of our control we're very sorry to anyone affected and inconvenience caused."

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