The threatened strike by Aer Lingus pilots is officially off, according to the airline which has announced in a statement:
The airline said in a statement: "Following extensive engagement between Aer Lingus and pilot trade union IALPA-IMPACT over the weekend, Aer Lingus has can confirm that the immediate threat of industrial action, due to commence Tuesday June 7, has been removed.”
The Irish airline pilots’ union held talks overnight at the Labour Relations Commission in Dublin and although no details of the settlement are available at the time of writing, they are expected to follow.
This is good news for the airline and even better news for passengers who had booked flights from June 7 onwards, when the strike(s) were due to begin. Unfortunately thousands of customers have already altered their travel plans to avoid potential travel disruption.
Aer Lingus added: "Customers who have already changed bookings to another date, may change back to their original planned date of travel if they so wish via aerlingus.com. Aer Lingus apologises to its customers for the inconvenience caused to them by the recent uncertainty over our scheduled operations."