Articles tagged “labor dispute”

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Irene García Pérez, Christopher Jasper, and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Ryanair expects minimal cancellations if pilots in Britain and Ireland go ahead with a strike as planned. But anticipated moves in the next few weeks promise many labor actions. Ryanair passengers should keep an eye on their flight statuses.

1 week ago

Ryanair Job Cuts Now Loom Over Pilots at Austria’s Laudamotion

Ryanair Job Cuts Now Loom Over Pilots at Austria’s Laudamotion

Simon Foy and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Things are getting tough out there for European airlines. If things are bad for Ryanair — historically one of the strongest performers — think what it's like for everyone else.

3 weeks ago

British Airways Argues Pilot Strike Could Cost $50 Million a Day

British Airways Argues Pilot Strike Could Cost $50 Million a Day

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given how much it is going to cost British Airways and the fact that we're in the peak summer season, it seems like the pilots' union holds all the cards.

1 month ago

British Airways Heads to Court to Block Potential Pilot Strike

British Airways Heads to Court to Block Potential Pilot Strike

Simon Foy and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways will be desperate to avoid any disruption to its services over the busy summer period. An injunction might be its last hope.

1 month ago

British Airways Tries to Solve Pilot Labor Dispute

British Airways Tries to Solve Pilot Labor Dispute

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways will be desperate to avoid any kind of walkout during the summer. Whatever the details, passengers will likely direct their anger at the airline if their flight is canceled.

2 months ago

EVA Air Flight Attendants’ Strike Leaves 20,000 Travelers Scrambling

EVA Air Flight Attendants’ Strike Leaves 20,000 Travelers Scrambling

Associated Press

The decision by EVA Air's flight attendants to strike is affecting an estimated 20,000 passengers and will no doubt be a costly headache for the Taiwanese carrier.

2 months ago

American Airlines Union Dispute More Disruptive Than 737 Max Grounding

American Airlines Union Dispute More Disruptive Than 737 Max Grounding

Brian Sumers, Skift

Big U.S. airlines have erased most of the ghosts from their past. They don't engage in many market share battles or fare wars anymore. They don't dump capacity. But they still have labor disputes with their unions. And those can be as disastrous to operations today as they were two or three decades ago.

2 months ago

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks. The whole industry will be watching how a judge rules in the matter.

3 months ago

Scandinavian Airlines Settles With Pilots to End Week-Long Strike

Scandinavian Airlines Settles With Pilots to End Week-Long Strike

Sveinung Sleire and Niklas Magnusson , Bloomberg

Perhaps a larger, more profitable airline could have withstood a longer strike. But SAS is among Europe's smaller carriers, and unlike many of its competitors, it is not owned by a big group. It had to work this out quickly or the airline's future could have been in peril.

4 months ago

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

Anna Molin, Bloomberg

As many as 170,000 passengers may be affected through Sunday because of a pilots strike at Scandinavian carrier SAS. Across the globe, a pilots shortage in most markets is strengthening the hand of labor in contract talks.

4 months ago

British Airways Unions Threaten Labor Action Over Pay

British Airways Unions Threaten Labor Action Over Pay

Irene García Pérez and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz is in a rough spot. His employees have the leverage to disrupt the airline's operations. But Cruz can't give away too much, or his airline will be unable to compete with discounters on short-haul routes.

5 months ago

FAA Cautions Southwest and Mechanics That Labor Dispute Imperils Safety

FAA Cautions Southwest and Mechanics That Labor Dispute Imperils Safety

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Southwest doesn't have a lot of experience with ugly labor disputes. Historically, it has had better relations with represented employees than other U.S. carriers. But this is getting nasty, and the airline needs to solve it. Letting the dispute drag on will be bad for business.

6 months ago