Pilot strike cuts Aer Lingus flights

Aer Lingus has been notified by its pilots union of a strike action that will impact all of their passengers. This 48-hour job action is scheduled to begin 12:01 am on Tuesday, August 21 and last through Wednesday, August 22.

As a result, all flights will be cancelled. Due to crew and aircraft positioning on the Atlantic, there will be further disruptions to transatlantic service from the United States on Thursday, August 23 and from Ireland on Friday, August 24.

Aer Lingus apologizes to all customers impacted by the strike action. We are actively contacting all 7,000 transatlantic passengers to change flight details free of charge or to facilitate a full refund. In addition, we are investigating alternative arrangements, including leasing in aircraft and re-booking on other carriers. Our first priority is to ensure that all passengers return home safely and without further inconvenience.

In the best interest of our customers, we recommend that Aer Lingus transatlantic travel be avoided Tuesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 25.