In a statement issued late last night, Aer Lingus said that following the acceptance by its pilots, represented by IMPACT, of the Labour Court recommendation on the company`s Survival Plan, the airline would commence limited operations from 1 p.m. on Tuesday, with a return to a full schedule of flights on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the airline said “Aer Lingus is satisfied that the Survival Plan can now be implemented in full and that we can move ahead to secure the viability of the airline.” He said the airline is now moving swiftly to get its disrupted customers flying again.
- “We are now taking bookings for all our flights from early morning
- With the exception of transatlantic flights, all flights to Europe and the UK scheduled to depart after 1 p.m on Tuesday will operate as normal.
- Passengers holding confirmed reservations on these flights should check in as normal.
- In addition, the Malaga flight due to depart at 7 a.m. will now depart at 1.40 p.m.
- Passengers not holding confirmed reservations but who wish to make bookings should contact Aer Lingus Reservations on 0818 365 000”.
A full, scheduled service will resume as normal on Wednesday, the spokesman said.
Aer Lingus had already accepted the Labour Court Recommendation as meeting in full the objectives of the airline`s Survival Plan.