Business Travel Alert: TAP Portugal – Pilots’ Union strike announced for 1 – 10 May 2015
30th April 2015
Representatives from the Portuguese Civil Aviation Pilots’ Union (SPAC) have advised that pilots working for the flagship airline TAP Portugal (TP) will go on strike from 1st May until 10th May 2015 over government plans to privatise the airline. The work stoppages could be called off if negotiations with airline officials progress.
Business travel advice on TAP Portugal Pilots’ Strike
According to TAP Portugal, the airline flights will be operated by a minimum services and remaining operation. Travellers are advised to check the TAP Portugal website if their flights are included in the list of flights operating during the strike period and reconfirm the reservation with TAP or Flight-Line Travel Team. However, the airline will permanently review the options to operate each flight, depending on the availability of pilots at each moment. TAP Portugal is offering travellers to change their flight booking to alternative dates outside the period, without additional costs. The airline apologises for the inconvenience the Pilots’ Union strike may cause.