Aer Lingus has warned its 2014 operating profit could be between 10% and 20% lower than last year due to strike threats, which damage forward bookings. The Irish carrier said positive trading in April enabled it to maintain an earlier guidance that 2014 operating profits would be in line with the prior year, despite the adverse effect of a strike called by the Impact trade union for the June bank holiday weekend. However, the airline said the strike threat had caused “significant ...

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