Monday, August 12 14:29:19
Aer Arran pilots are preparing to serve strike notice on the airline over pay.
In a ballot by the Irish Airline Pilots Association (Ialpa), 91 per cent of pilots voted in favour of strike action.
Aer Arann operates Aer Lingus regional services under a franchise agreement between the two airlines. The airline carried 116,000 passengers last month.
IALPA served strike notice on Aer Arran last summer over a pay dispute dating back to the pay cut in 2009. But the union withdrew its threat of industrial action after the company agreed to enter a pay review process.
"The company now seems to be wanting to kick this into touch into next year or the year after and members are not happy," a spokesman said. "This is about pay and the pay cuts they have already taken. They want to get some restoration."