Strike paralyzes Icelandair

Mechanics to walk out for 24 hours on June 16-17

 

 

Icelandair is apologising to passengers who will be affected by the cancellation of 65 flights on Monday June 16 due a 24-hour strike from 06:00 by the airline’s mechanics.

Only 12 flights will be operated on Monday, most of them early in the morning. Icelandair says it will assist passengers with new travel arrangements, rebooking them on other Icelandair flights or with other airlines. A few flights are also cancelled on Tuesday.

The strike comes after negotiations broke down over a new collective agreement for flight engineers.

Many flights in the Nordic region are among the cancellations, including flights to and from Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki as well as 24 transatlantic flights.

Around 12,000 passengers will be affected, at a time when the peak season is beginning. Icelandair’s call centre has been besieged by customers wanting to rebook their tickets. A full list of the affected flights can be found here.

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[photo courtesy Icelandair]

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