SOURCE: Aer Lingus

August 20, 2007 15:37 ET

Aer Lingus Welcomes the Decision by Pilots Union to Suspend Strike Action

JERICHO, NY--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Aer Lingus welcomes the decision of the pilots union IALPA to suspend the planned strike action for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Effective today, August 20th, Aer Lingus will resume a full transatlantic schedule both eastbound and westbound with the exception of the following flights:

Cancelled on Tuesday, August 21st are Aer Lingus Flights EI 105 from Dublin to New York and Flight EI 104 from New York to Dublin.

Cancelled on Wednesday, August 22nd are Aer Lingus Flights EI 123 Dublin to Chicago and Flight EI 122 Chicago to Dublin.

Over 5,000 passengers were scheduled to depart from the United States during the 72 hours that would have been impacted as a result of the strike. Upon notification of the planned industrial action, Aer Lingus reached out to customers providing them with updates via e-mail, text messages, telephone, website and call centre updates.

The vast majority of those passengers were re-accommodated on other airlines or assisted with rescheduling of flights. In the coming hours, Aer Lingus will continue to reach out to passengers with the most up-to-date information and re-accommodate as needed.

Customers that have been rebooked on alternate airlines and dates, reservations are still intact. Should they wish to change back to an operating Aer Lingus flight they may do so without penalty. Bookings that were made via can be altered online.

Passengers travelling within the next 24 hours can call 516-622-4010 to change travel plans.

We appreciate the patience of all passengers impacted.

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