TAP Portugal’s (Lisbon) pilots union, SPAC, has announced a 10-day strike starting on May 1. The pilots, as previously reported, are unhappy with the ongoing privatization process.
TAP Portugal issued this statement:
The Pilots’ Union announced a strike from May 1st to May 10th, which, to be held, will strongly affect TAP operation.
Therefore, TAP will now allow passengers, with confirmed bookings on flights scheduled for the announced dates, to change to TAP flights outside the strike period, within the same cabin.
The establishment of minimum services – flights whose implementation has to be ensured by the Union – will be expected in the forthcoming days.
Any updated information concerning this situation will be published as soon as possible in all of our communication channels.
TAP will make all efforts in order to minimize the impact of the strike on our passengers.
TAP regrets all the inconveniences caused by this decision of the Pilots’ Union and will do everything in its power to ensure that this strike does not take place.
Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. TAP Portugal’s Airbus A330-203 CS-TOR (msn 486) arrives at Miami International Airport.