Aer Lingus plane taking off - air travel disruptions avoided

The planned strike by pilots at Ireland’s national airline Aer Lingus is off.
Talks aimed at settling the dispute between the company and its pilots concluded successfully late on Sunday night.
The threatened industrial action on Tuesday has now been suspended and the company says it will be business as normal.
Contingency plans were already in place with up to 30,000 travelers likely to have been affected by any strike.
Management and representatives from the pilots union both described the talks as productive.
Staff had threatened to report late for work on Tuesday in a row over rostering and conditions for pilots at the airline.
The unions also claim that there is a shortage of pilots at the company, a claim management have consistently denied.
Michael O’Leary’s Ryanair had offered to lease plans to its rival during the strike.