Aer Lingus regional flights face disruption as pilots vote to strike

Emerald pilots claim they have been ignored by management in their efforts to form a collective labour agreement

Emerald Airlines operates regional flights, including the Dublin to Donegal service on behalf of Aer Lingus and UK regional routes trading as Aer Lingus Regional

Aer Lingus regional operator Emerald Airlines pilots have voted in favour of industrial action over the airline’s failure to engage with the unions representing the pilots regarding a collective labour agreement.

Fórsa and IALPA served notice of the strikes on the airline today and the pilots will begin industrial action on Saturday 24 June, after 82 per cent of members voted in favour of industrial action.

IALPA officer Daniel Langan said pilots were surprised at ...