Airlines demand strike-busting EU air control

IAG, Ryanair and others call for French strikes to stop
Legacy and low-cost airlines are uniting again, this time to push the European Union to let controllers from neighbouring countries run the French skies during future strikes.
IAG, which includes British Airways and Iberia, as well as Ryanair and easyJet, will join forces after the Brexit referendum to demand strike-busting European control of French airspace.
The plan would get neighbouring countries like Germany to manage French skies if there is a strike. Such strikes have forced the cancellation of thousands of flights so far this year. More are likely, with one scheduled for June 14.
Using the alliance banner Airlines for Europe, the chief executives of IAG, easyJet and Ryanair will share a platform in Brussels in June to pressure the EU to merge airspace.
“It is the right of anyone to go on strike but it cannot be allowed to affect everyone in Europe,” a spokesman for Airlines for Europe said.
The Guardian


Check Also

Ryanair, strike, VC, Germany, pilots, agreement, talks, countries, recognition, airline, low-cost

German pilots to vote on Ryanair strike

The powerful German union Vereinigung Cockpit says talks have broken down and strikes could happen from August.

European Union, EU, transport commissioner, Bulc, O'Leary, Walsh, ATC, striles, Europe, EU, France, Spain, complain, meeting

Rival airline bosses demand action over ATC strikes

The bosses of Ryanair and IAG march to Brussels to demand action to stop growing wave of air traffic control walkouts.

British Airways, BA, IAG, ticket, error, mistake, fare, Dubai, Tel Aviv, compensation, consumer affairs, rights

British Airways cancels tickets after error

Hundreds of passengers are reported to have bought the cut-price tickets, which were offered by mistake.

Ryanair, pilots, rostering, scandal, 2017, Italy, fine, competition authority, EU, passengers, cancel, flights, compensation, rights, consumers

Italy fines Ryanair almost €2m

The competition authority says the low-cost carrier initially failed to correctly inform passengers of their right to compensation.

London Southend Airport, low-cost, flights, new, travel, tourism, Ryanair, easyjet, Flybe, destinations, routes, 2019, base, London

New LCC battleground for London

Ryanair says it will launch a new base at London Southend Airport, in direct competition with easyJet.

Wow Air, Airhelp, survey, list, ranking, worst airlines, world, Pakistan, on time, claims, compensation, easyjet, royal jordanian

Wow Air named “worst airline in the world”

AirHelp, a worldwide flight compensation company, has published a list of 72 airlines ranked by service quality and other factors.