Aer Lingus has cancelled 34 European flights to and from Dublin airport today, as the dispute over cabin crew working hours deepens.
It is understood that around 2,6000 passengers will be affected by today’s disruptions.
Yesterday (January 19) more than 1,000 passengers were forced to make alternative travel plans when Aer Lingus cancelled 12 flights to and from European destinations.
120 cabin crew members represented by the IMPACT trade union and airline management remain locked in a battle over new rosters which were changed on Monday. IMPACT claims they were introduced without [union] agreement.
Aer Lingus said the cabin crew’s decision to vote in favour of its cost-cutting agreement in 2008 included a provision that they fly for 850 hours a year – up from an average of 830 hours.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that Aer Lingus has sent 86 cabin crew members home and struck 32 crew off the payroll, after they refused to co-operate with the new rules.
Notice for Aer Lingus passengers flying today:
Aer Lingus says it will text those passengers affected by today’s flight cancellations.
For the full list of cancelled flights, visit: www.aerlingus.com/travelinformation/knowbeforeyoufly/flightdisruptioninformation/