10-Sep-2009 12:42 PM

Aer Lingus grounds aircraft at Belfast and Dublin, cuts staff and services

Aer Lingus reportedly announced plans to remove one aircraft from its Belfast base and suspend services to Barcelona, Milan, Paris, Rome and Faro, as part of reductions to the carrier’s Winter Schedule 2009/10 (Belfast Telegraph, 09-Sep-09). The carrier also plans to reduce the number of aircraft based at Dublin from 24 to 22, and not renew 55 cabin crew contracts. Aer Lingus will add Belfast-Tenerife, Dublin-Fuerteventura and Dublin-Tunisia services in Oct-2009.