Following successful negotiations over the weekend at the LRC between the company and IALPA in an effort to resolve outstanding issues with the pilots over the opening of the Belfast base, Aer Lingus has confirm that the threat of disruption to services this week has been lifted and the airline will be operating a full schedule.
Aer Lingus has confirmed it is to take legal proceedings to force Ryanair to dispose of its shareholding in Aer Lingus. This follows confirmation by Philip Lowe, the E.U.'s Director General for Competition, that the European Commission is to adopt a decision that the Merger Regulation does not give it the legal authority to force the sale of Ryanair's stake following its prohibition of Ryanair's bid for Aer Lingus.
Aer Lingus has moved to impose an immediate pay freeze on all staff pending agreement on implementation of the Programme for Continuous Improvement (PCI 07). This means that the remaining increases of 5% under "Towards 2016" and other annual increments due of 2.5% will not now be paid until further notice.
The Board of Aer Lingus Group plc has today (17th September 2007) written to the Directors of Ryanair Holdings plc rejecting a second request from Ryanair to convene an EGM, stating “the aim of which is to interfere with and frustrate the commercial and operational performance of Ryanair's most resilient competitor.”
Strike action by Aer Lingus Pilots which was due to take place on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd August has been suspended. Aer Lingus will resume a full short haul schedule with a number of cancellations on its long haul operation as listed below.
Aer Lingus hopes to operate a limited schedule of European flights in order to minimise the disruption to customers due to the strike action by IALPA. The company continues to be under notice of strike action by IALPA for Tuesday 21st August and Wednesday 22nd August.
Aer Lingus has announced that it will become the first airline in Europe to launch a new route under Open Skies when its inaugural flight from Dublin to Washington DC taking place last weekend.
Following extensive evaluation of growth opportunities throughout Europe, Aer Lingus announces its first base outside the Republic of Ireland at Belfast International Airport (BFS). Three A320 aircraft will be based at BFS and will primarily serve London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol.
Aer Lingus, the Irish low-cost, low-fares airline today announced that it will commence scheduled services between Dublin and London Gatwick from the end of October 2007.
The Board of Aer Lingus has welcomed the EU Commission's prohibition decision, relating to Ryanair's hostile bid, announced on Wednesday, June 27, following an exhaustive investigation of the competition issues surrounding the unwelcome bid.
Aer Lingus has announced a substantial expansion of its long haul fleet. The Airline has selected the new Airbus A350 XWB (extra wide body) and A330-300E (enhanced) aircraft to underpin its long haul growth strategy. This follows an extensive evaluation process and intensive negotiations and will allow the Airline to double its long haul fleet to fourteen Airbus aircraft by 2014.
Aer Lingus today announced details of its winter schedule from Shannon airport. From the end of October Aer Lingus will operate daily direct flights from Shannon to Boston, daily direct flights from Shannon to New York and daily flights to Chicago via Dublin.
Aer Lingus has introduced six new European routes to its winter schedule and twenty-five new flights a week from Dublin and Cork on existing routes.
Aer Lingus has increased its long haul fuel surcharge with effect from Wednesday 09 May 2007 as a result of recent trends in the price of oil.
Aer Lingus has announced that it has entered into a Partnership with Special Olympics Ireland for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Aer Lingus as Official Airline will provide return flights for Team Ireland and TEAM 2007, transporting the 143 athletes, 55 coaches and 200 volunteers on board an Airbus A321 from Dublin to London Heathrow airport on 27th and 29th September and welcoming the team aboard on their return journey on 12th and 13th October from London Heathrow to Dublin airport.
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