On air now

5 AM-7 AM

Aer Lingus To Permanently Clos...

News

Aer Lingus To Permanently Close Cabin Crew Base At Shannon Airport

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

2:41 PM - 18 May 2021



Aer Lingus has announced it is permanently closing its cabin crew base at Shannon Airport.

81 cabin crew are based there, and they will be given the option of taking enhanced severance packages or transferring to Dublin where feasible.

45 ground staff in the Shannon base will continue to be laid-off.

Meanwhile, the airline's base at Cork airport will close temporarily between September and late November.

There are around 60 ground staff and 138 cabin crew in the Cork base who will be laid-off during this time.

Staff were informed of the decision today.

The moves come after Aer Lingus announced it lost €103 million in the first three months of this year, and €361 million last year.

Aer Lingus staff were told immediate actions and structural changes are required to make the airline more cost-efficient.

Aer Lingus confirmed to staff that the airline will emerge smaller from the pandemic and there will be a requirement for redundancies.



Read more about

Aer Lingus Airport Cabin Crew Cork Shannon

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Early Breakfast

Early Breakfast

5 AM-7 AM

Share

Up next

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Pamela Joyce

Pamela Joyce

7 PM-10 PM

Share

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

10 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast

Early Breakfast

5 AM-7 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on