Tag: pilot strike

SAS Pilot Strike Called off: What is the Cost?

Reading Time: 1 minute The seven-day SAS pilots’ strike has been finally brought to an end. On Thursday night, 2 May, the parties managed to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Over 1,400 pilots and the airline agreed on a 3.5% pay raise for 2019. After finished negotiations the airline confirmed the strike is over. Also, SAS reported that during […]

SAS Pilots Continue to Strike: 110,000 More Passengers Grounded

Reading Time: 1 minute Scandinavian Airlines, the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, is currently facing pilot unions strike over better pay and working conditions. The strike action which began on Friday, 26 April, has expanded and forced the airline to cancel flights on Monday and Tuesday. Among the affected flights are domestic, European and long-haul ones which […]

Mediation Begins as Ryanair and Irish Pilots Try to Reach Agreement

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair, the Irish low-cost carrier, has entered into three days of mediation in an attempt to reach a mutually acceptable conclusion to the current dispute with Irish pilots and their unions, the Irish Airline Pilot’s Association (IALPA) – part of the Fórsa trade union. While negotiations continue, the union has confirmed that no further strike […]

Ryanair Informs 50,000 Passengers about Cancelled Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Irish airline Ryanair has cancelled up to 600 flights for more than 50,000 passengers over two days next week due to a strike by cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain. A total of 300 of its 2,400 scheduled flights will not take off each day next Wednesday July 25 and Thursday July 26, as […]

Ryanair Pilots to Strike Before Christmas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair passengers face disruption to their Christmas travel plans after pilots and crew announced industrial action in a bid to win union recognition and better conditions. Members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association told the carrier that they will halt work for a day on Dec. 20 over Ryanair’s refusal to recognize it or a […]

ASG: € 35 M Investment In Substitute Pilots To Prevent € 100 M Losses

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2016 Lufthansa reported that a single six-day-long pilot strike cost the airline €100 million ($118 million). It was the 15th time in two years when pilots at the Lufthansa group’s namesake airline had walked out in a lengthy battle led by the local union. And legacy carriers are far from the only ones suffering […]

200 Air Berlin Pilots ‘Call In Sick’ – Over 100 Flights Canceled

Reading Time: 1 minute In what has been seen as a wildcat strike, 200 Air Berlin pilots called in sick on September 12, at short notice, forcing the insolvent carrier to cancel over 100 flights, resulting in chaos at many German airports and the cancellation of a number of trans-Atlantic flights. With the ailing carrier presently up for sale, […]

SAS Faces Norwegian Pilot Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute Pilots working for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in Norway have rejected a pay offer and called for strike action, just days after the airline sealed an agreement with its Danish flight-deck crews. SAS was facing a strike among its Danish crews, represented by the DPF union, but the planned walkout on Sept. 11 was called off […]

Thomas Cook Pilots Plan To Take Strike Action In Pay Dispute

Reading Time: 1 minute The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has authorised a strike in Thomas Cook Airlines following a ballot in which 91% of pilots voted to take action in a dispute over their 2017 pay negotiations. The turnout in the ballot was 88%. The dispute follows nearly eight months of negotiations over a pay rise that was […]

Alitalia Prepares for ATC and Unions Strikes on Sunday

Reading Time: 1 minute Alitalia said it has rebooked 80% of passengers that would be affected by industrial actions called for Sunday, May 28, by unions representing air traffic controllers (ATCs) and various trade unions representing Alitalia staff. The ATC strike is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. that day and the Alitalia unions (CUB Trasporti, USB, Confael and Assovolo) strike […]