ITAA respond as Aer Lingus pilots vote in favour of strike action

Holiday disruptions impending following Aer Lingus vote

13 June 2024

Dublin, 13th June 2024  The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling for resolution as Aer Lingus pilots vote in favour of strike action.

Angela Walsh, President of the ITAA said, “The ITAA is urging Aer Lingus and unions to reach a resolution and avoid any disruptive strike action. Any pilot strike  over the summer months will cause serious impact for both holidaymakers and corporate travellers, as we are in the busiest travel period of the year, with knock on effects on accommodation reservations and connecting travel.”

Walsh continued, “Travel agents are on the front line when strikes, cancellations and other disruptions occur and are the first port of call for customers. While we are always happy to minimise all disruption for our customers, we urge the airline and greater travel industry to put the consumer first in an effort to avoid such disruption to travel plans.”

She concluded, “Those who have booked with a travel agent can contact their agent in the case that any strike is confirmed and we will work to rearrange travel plans to the best of our abilities.”

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About the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA):
The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together over 100 travel agent members and 70 partners. ITAA members cover over 140 outlets in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland. All travel agent members are bonded and licensed with the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority) to trade in the Republic of Ireland.

For further information please contact:

Siún Lennon, Limelight Communications, siunlennon@limelight.ie, 01 668 0600, 085 280 0111

Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie, 085 233 6033