No strike but fog may hamper travel plans
Published 14/03/2014 | 02:30
RYANAIR boss Michael O'Leary said he was glad a court injunction halted strike action at Ireland's main airports today as racegoers fly home and tourists land for St Patrick's Day.
However, their travel plans may be disrupted anyway – by the weather. Widespread fog is expected and could result in flight delays and cancellations for thousands of passengers.
Yesterday the airline boss said: "I think it is another example of the unions over-reacting to these things and trying to blackmail the travelling public."
Severe fog yesterday morning led to the cancellation of a number of Aer Lingus flights of racegoers travelling to the Cheltenham Festival.
Many arrivals and departures were cancelled at London City Airport – a two-hour drive from the track in the Cotswolds – as visibility was only 100 metres.
Late yesterday evening there were no reports of expected delays this morning but passengers are advised to check their airlines website.