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Ryanair says “no travel chaos”, despite failing talks with unions

Remember last summer’s travel misery as a wave of union strikes at Ryanair paralyzed hundreds of holidaymakers’ flights? The scenario is likely to repeat itself in the comings weeks, with staff walkouts now planned in Ireland, Britain, Spain and Portugal. Ryanair assures it expects minor disruption to operations, but the prospect of the two sides resolving their ongoing dispute is dim....


Jason Shaw
UK-based Ryanair pilots vote for strike action

The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has confirmed two dates for strike action by UK-based pilots of the budget carrier Ryanair in their latest fight over pay and conditions.The first walk-o...


Ruta Burbaite
British Airways loses 2nd legal challenge to block pilot’s strike

British Airways (BA) legal attempts to halt its pilots’ industrial action have now been defeated twice in court. The UK’s flagship carrier recently lost appeal against the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), whose members have voted strongly in favor of an industrial action. The airline had taken the union to court in an attempt to block pilots’ planned strike threatening the busy summer period....


AeroTime Team
Pilot strike costs SAS $68M, adds to pilling up losses

SAS estimates the impact from the previous pilot strike, lasting roughly a week, which includes the cost of over $68 million (650 million SEK), adding up to pilling losses in the second quarter of 2019.  ...


AeroTime Team
China Airlines pilots union strikes midst Lunar Holidays

Updated. China Airlines is facing delays during busy Spring Holidays period, as pilot union representing approximately 900 of its pilots is gearing up for strikes....


AeroTime Team
Staff walkouts affect 8 major airports, 220,000 pax in Germany

UPDATED. Approximately 220,000 passengers were affected as security workers staged strikes at Frankfurt am Main, Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg, Munich, Leipzig / Halle, Dresden and Erfurt airports....


Clement Charpentreau
New head takes control of Air France, braces for negotiations

Anne Rigail, currently Deputy General Manager of Air France, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company, replacing Franck Terner. She will be the first woman to be at the head of the French flag carrier. Rigail now needs to gear up for what can be expected to be arduous discussions between the new managing directors and Air France’s unions...


AeroTime Team
Aeromexico temporarily escapes pilot strike over “contract B”

In the framework of the revision of the collective labor agreement (CLA), the Trade Union Association of Aviator Pilots (ASPA) of Mexico and Aerovías de México SA de CV (Aeromexico), agreed to an extension of 48 hours to continue the negotiations surrounding the Contract B under which some pilots are hired....


Clement Charpentreau
Ryanair threatens to cut jobs in Germany if strikes persist

Ryanair's German pilots are planning to go on a 24-hour strike on September 12, 2018, demanding better working conditions, says their union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC). Ryanair, in turn, threatens to cut jobs in Germany if strikes persist....


Clement Charpentreau
KLM finds agreement with pilots, avoids strike

The KLM pilot union Vereniging Nederlandse Verkeersvliegers (VNV) announced on September 4, 2018, that it reached an understanding on a new collective labor agreement with the management of KLM-Air France. While that puts an end to the threat of a pilot strike in the Netherlands, it might anger their French counterpart....