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Aer Lingus to cut up to 70 Belfast jobs

Published 17/05/2016

Aer Lingus is cutting jobs in Belfast
Aer Lingus is cutting jobs in Belfast

Aer Lingus is cutting up to 70 jobs at its Belfast base from the end of October.

A large proportion of the Belfast operation will be staffed from Dublin for efficiency reasons and employees will be offered redeployment there, a company statement said.

"We will continue to employ some cabin crew at Belfast but some of the resource requirements for cabin crew and all the resource requirements for cockpit crew will be provided from our Dublin numbers.

"We will be seeking to enter third party supply arrangements for our line maintenance requirements."

Aer Lingus and British Airways are now both owned by parent company IAG and both fly out of George Best Belfast City Airport.

A spokesman for Aer Lingus added: "Over the coming weeks we will continue to communicate with our Belfast team, to implement these changes, and will seek to minimise any negative impact on employees.

"All employees impacted by these decisions will be offered roles at our Dublin base.

"We remain committed to serving the Belfast market and will continue to offer competitive fares to London and popular summer sun destinations direct from Belfast City airport."

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