Aer Lingus issues fresh warning to pilots over plane delivery amid pay dispute

The company and the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association are due to come before the Labour Court on pay on April 22

Pay talks between Aer Lingus and its pilots at the Workplace Relations Committee broke down in February. Picture: PA Images.

Aer Lingus has issued a fresh warning to its pilots union that it could miss out on the delivery of a new plane unless a pay dispute is resolved by a deadline next month.

The airline this week wrote to the head of the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (Ialpa) asking for a meeting on pay ahead of a Labour Court hearing next month.

In the letter, it warned that the “current impasse has led ...