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British Airways Reaches Long-Awaited Deal with Pilot Union

After a long dispute over pay and working conditions, British Airways has reached a deal with BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association. The new agreement was proposed by the British carrier in November and accepted yesterday after it was given the green light by almost 90 percent of the union’s members. According to the Financial Times, the new agreement insulates the previously proposed 11.5 percent pay increase over the next three years against inflation, ensuring known real wage increases over…

Passengers Prepare for Next Wave of French Strikes

As labor strikes enter their fifth day, airlines have continued to cancel flights from, to and through French airspace. The strikes also continue to effect other modes of transportation, with an estimated traffic line stretching over 300 miles long getting in to Paris according to CNBC. London-based British Airways cancelled…

British Airways Braces For Possible Pilot Union Strike

British Airways pilots could be going on strike, causing a disruption to operations over the busy summer period. This comes after a high court judge rejected an injunction attempt from the airline to prevent industrial action. The recent ballot in favor of industrial action was organized by the British Airline…

European Commission Intervenes in Looming Ryanair Strikes

The European Commission has intervened in the wage conflict at Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair. The airline is being requested to apply European Union (EU) lawfully and across its operations and to offer local contracts to local crews rather than Irish contracts to its entire staff. Ryanair is currently in conflict with…

Ryanair Facing “Biggest Strikes They’ve Ever Seen”

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe has been warned it faces continent-wide strike-action at the end of September unless it improves working conditions for cabin crew. The move comes on a day where Ryanair has cancelled plans to move jobs and planes from Dublin to Poland, a situation that inspired…

Ryanair Cancels Hundreds of Flights Amid Another Round of Pilot…

Ryanair was forced to cancel almost 400 flights on Friday as more pilot strikes continued to plague the low-cost carrier. Nearly 15 percent of the airline's operations were canceled as a result of strikes that come just a month after numerous other issues with pilots and cabin crew. The daylong…

Unlikely Allies Join Forces to Demand Action on European ATC…

The bosses of two of Europe's most prominent airline operators have united in their intent to submit a complaint to the European Commission in Brussels over air traffic control (ATC) strikes, which they claim are in danger of getting out of control. The CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG), Willie…

Planned French ATC Strikes Will Affect Tuesday Flights

Travelers set to fly through French airspace on Tuesday may be greeted with a shock after numerous flights have been left as cancelled due to planned strikes by French air traffic controllers. A variety of airlines have had to put plans in place to accommodate passengers, such as with refunds…

Ground Handlers Cause Hefty Delays at Berlin Airports (Again)

The ground handling agency responsible for passenger loading and aircraft turnarounds has once again called on a 25-hour strike over pay. The union, Ver.di, represents over 2,000 members working at Berlin's Schonefeld and Tegel airports. The announcement comes as no real surprise to the Berlin area. Last Friday the union…