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Aer Lingus Strikes Leave Families in Limbo with Up to 44 Flights Daily at Risk

Aer Lingus Strikes Leave Families in Limbo with Up to 44 Flights Daily at Risk

Hospital Tens of thousands of Aer Lingus passengers face uncertainty and potential travel chaos as industrial action by pilots threatens to cancel up to 44 flights a day during the peak holiday season.

This disruption could affect one in five of the airline’s daily flights, causing significant upheaval for holiday plans, weddings, and business travel.

The industrial action, starting Wednesday, is expected to heavily impact short-haul routes across Europe. The airline has warned that it may need to cancel 10-20% of its flights daily, affecting approximately 8,000 passengers each day.

Key evidence, including a registration plate from the suspected vehicle and crucial CCTV footage, is expected to play a vital role in the investigation. The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialpa) president, Captain Mark Tighe, criticized the airline’s management, questioning its reliance on pilots working on their days off. He emphasized the need for a 24% pay increase, citing inflation and comparison to British Airways pilots.

Aer Lingus, however, disputes the claims and describes the action as “insidious,” impacting operations severely. Passengers will be contacted about cancellations and given options for refunds or rebooking. The airline is seeking to engage in direct discussions to resolve the dispute and minimize disruption during the summer peak.

Taoiseach Simon Harris condemned the strike’s impact on families, calling it “utterly reprehensible” that children are being used as pawns in the dispute. The airline group, IAG, is expected to stand firm against the pay demands, aiming to avoid setting a precedent across its operations.

Affected passengers can check the Aer Lingus travel advisory page for the latest updates and options available during this period of industrial action.

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