Strikes disrupt SABENA and Aer Lingus flights

Aer Lingus cancelled the majority of its flights on 6 to 8 February because of a strike by the IMPACT union which represents its cabin crew. The union is seeking pay increases. Aer Lingus Commuter operates eight BAe 146-300s on routes from Dublin to UK regional airports. Flights at SABENA were also disrupted on 7 February by a pilot walkout. The pilots were upset over possible job losses included in a cost-cutting plan. Further labor trouble is threatened at both airlines.

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