Strikes

Heathrow Airport workers strike in car-rally

Starting from December 14, 2020, around 4,000 Heathrow Airport workers are set to strike in a car-based rally over wage cuts. ...


Union strikes and shambolic negotiations: Alitalia still kicking

Two years after Alitalia declared bankruptcy and various deadlines extended, the Italian government is still negotiating a binding proposal with potential investors, including U.S. carrier Delta. The protracted talks over the rescue of the ailing national airline seem to be reaching the boiling point both among the partners working on a turnaround plan for Alitalia and the carrier’s employees. To express their frustration over the continuin...


BA cancels “nearly” 100% flights due to pilots strike

British Airways states they had to cancel nearly 100% of their flights on September 9, 2019, as British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has begun two day strike over pay. ...


Ryanair reshuffle: O’Leary succeeded as chief of airline

The King is dead, long live the King(s). Ryanair’s boss Michael O’Leary has been replaced as chief executive of the Irish low-cost carrier. According to media reports, the airline’s chief people officer Eddie Wilson has been appointed to the position of CEO effective September 1, 2019, while O’Leary steps up to being the overall chief of Ryanair Holdings. A three-month transition period will see Eddie Wilson fully assume h...


2018 - Year of Aviation Strikes. Causes, Effect and Predictions

This has been a significant year for European air travelers. 2018 has already seen as many strikes as the last 5 years altogether. This affected over a million passengers, disrupting their vacation or...


Flair Air blackmail staff to call off strike action

In a surprising move by an airline that prides itself on creating a friendly environment, Flair Airlines, the ultra-low-cost Canadian carrier that charges $15 to call its call centre has blackmailed s...