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Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests present a “significant cost barrier to people weighing up their travel plans”.

Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests are a major barrier to air travel’s recovery from the pandemic’s impact, aviation unions warned on Thursday. Airp(...)

Airlines, airports and other aviation businesses employed 40,000 people before the pandemic struck in the spring. Photograph: iStock

Budget 2021 failed to aid the Republic’s 40,000 aviation workers, the State’s biggest trade union, Siptu, said on Wednesday. The Government’s €17 bil(...)

 Passengers at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A row over rosters has stalled State company DAA’s efforts to reach a deal on work practice changes with about 800 Dublin Airport security staff. Mos(...)

Aer Lingus  has already signalled that it could have to cut up to 500 jobs. Photograph: Tom Honan

Aer Lingus is not ruling out compulsory job cuts and closing bases at Cork and Shannon airports as it grapples with Government travel restrictions. T(...)

Shannon Airport split from the DAA in 2013, and is now part of the combined aviation, property and tourism State company Shannon Group. Photograph: Getty Images

Trade union Siptu branded Shannon Airport’s independence a failure on Friday, and called for its return to State company DAA’s control. Neil McGowan(...)

The Government has handcuffed the aviation industry and ‘thrown it in the river’, said pilot union leader Evan Cullen. Photograph: Tom  Honan for The Irish Times.

Pilot trade union leader Evan Cullen warned TDs and senators that Aer Lingus could be wound up without state aid or an easing of travel restrictions. (...)

Unions at Shannon Airport are seeking immediate talks following the announcement by the company that it intends to cut pay by 20% until April 2023

Workers have rejected plans by Shannon Airport to seek voluntary redundancies from its 230 staff and cut pay by 20 per cent until 2023. Unions at the(...)

Aer Lingus aircraft pictured at Dublin Airport: the airline may reduce planned redundancis. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Aer Lingus has told Siptu it will significantly reduce job cuts among the trade union’s members at the airline if they vote for a deal on work practic(...)

Aer Lingus pointed out that the Republic’s 14-day quarantine for incoming travellers had exacerbated the already catastrophic impact of Covid-19 travel bans on its business. Photograph: Tom Honan

Aer Lingus confirmed on Friday that it will shed up to 500 jobs from its 4,500-strong workforce. The move comes days after the airline said it would (...)

Aer Lingus-owner IAG said it believes it will be 2023 before it passenger numbers recover from the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus will on Friday give unions more details of planned cuts that some speculate could lead to 900 job losses. The carrier’s owner, Internation(...)

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