Strikes may deter air passengers between Britain and Ireland

Industrial action by rail workers and staff at British airports could curtail demand over the Christmas period

Lynne Embleton, chief executive of Aer Lingus: ‘We have more growth coming. We expect to have more passengers coming.’ Picture: Naoise Culhane

People may choose not to fly between Ireland and Britain this Christmas due to industrial action in Britain, according to Lynne Embleton, the chief executive of Aer Lingus.

A number of strikes are taking place in Britain over the festive period, with rail workers, baggage handlers at Heathrow airport and Border Force staff at multiple airports –including Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick and Glasgow – taking industrial action.

“It is possible that Christmas demand is somewhat ...