Friday 18 January 2019

Aer Lingus cancels 22 flights as talks go on

AIR passengers were coping with further travel chaos today as another 22 flights were grounded in the ongoing dispute between Aer Lingus management and cabin crew.

Ten return flights between Dublin Airport and European destinations and a return flight between Shannon and Heathrow were cancelled because of the dispute.

Aer Lingus plans to continue cancelling 10pc of its flight schedule unless there is a breakthrough at talks with Impact over the contentious new rosters.

All affected passengers are being contacted by email and text messages days before departure with details of reaccommodation on later flights. Passengers are also being advised to check the company website for updates.

Talks continued at the Labour Relations commission today in a bid to break the impasse. As the talks adjourned last night, sources said there had been constructive engagement between the parties.

Meanwhile, hundreds of passengers were stranded in Shannon and Dublin last night after severe weather in the New York area forced cancellations.

The airline has now confirmed that passengers have been rebooked to travel this morning and over the coming days.


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