SOURCE: Aer Lingus

August 14, 2007 16:16 ET

Aer Lingus to Cancel Flights Due to Pilot Job Action

Airline Prepares for August 21 and August 22 Strike

JERICHO, NY--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - Aer Lingus has been notified by its pilots union of a strike action that will impact all of our passengers.

This 48-hour job action is scheduled to begin 12:01 am on Tuesday, August 21 and last through Wednesday, August 22. As a result, all flights will be cancelled. Due to crew and aircraft positioning on the Atlantic, there will be further disruptions to transatlantic service from the United States on Thursday, August 23 and from Ireland on Friday, August 24.

Aer Lingus apologizes to all customers impacted by the strike action. We are actively contacting all 7,000 transatlantic passengers to change flight details free of charge or to facilitate a full refund. In addition, we are investigating alternative arrangements, including leasing in aircraft and re-booking on other carriers. Our first priority is to ensure that all passengers return home safely and without further inconvenience.

In the best interest of our customers, we recommend that Aer Lingus transatlantic travel be avoided Tuesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 25.

Passengers are strongly urged to call Aer Lingus directly at 1-800-474-7424 to change travel plans or log onto for the most up to date information. As we anticipate high call volume, we regret any long on-hold time as we try to accommodate each individual passenger.

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