Aer Lingus said it has offered pilots and cabin crew unpaid leave, will cut long-haul winter seat capacity by about 25% for 2009-10 compared to the 2008-09 winter and also will trim short-haul capacity at Belfast and Dublin while adding frequencies and routes at Shannon and London Gatwick. The actions follow the review of all operations announced at the end of April (ATWOnline, June 8) and "will help safeguard the long-term viability of the group and represent an important first step in the ...

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