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Cabin crew jobs under threat in Shannon

Nearly 90 jobs at Aer Lingus in Shannon are under threat after the company announced today that it plans to close its cabin crew base there from next March.

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Timmy Dooley TD, has expressed his disappointment that 87 Aer Lingus cabin crew jobs could go at Shannon airport.

“I am deeply disappointed at the decision taken today by Aer Lingus to close its cabin crew operations at Shannon Airport,” he said.

“I would appeal to the unions and management to sit down and try to find a resolution to the dispute. I believe it is very important that Shannon retains a cabin crew base in Shannon, which would give a great impetus for development and growth of Aer Lingus in the region.

The news comes on the same day that Ryanair announced eight new routes from Shannon Airport beginning in April.

“The potential of Shannon Airport as an economic driver for the Mid West is apparent, the dispute with Aer Lingus is unfortunate and I would again urge all parties to try and resolve the dispute,” he added.

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