From RTE Irish television today a report of the ongoing saga
03 January 2005 09:37
Aer Lingus has cancelled another transatlantic flight today because of the damage caused to two of its planes during a Saturday's freak squall.
125 flight to Chicago is the seventh Aer Lingus flight to be cancelled since the incident.
The airline has said that it is doing all it can to hire in aircraft since two of its planes were left unserviceable in the storm. However, the airline says it is experiencing great difficulties due to the holiday season.
Hundreds of passengers have now been affected by the delays.
Aer Lingus says passengers who were due to travel on today's cancelled flight to Chicago will be accommodated on flights on Tuesday.
The backlog of discommoded passengers from two flights leaving Dublin and Shannon yesterday and on Saturday, 600 in total, are due to fly out today.
However, some passengers booked on transatlantic flights over the weekend now have to wait until Friday for the next available flight.
The State airline has apologised to its passengers and says its doing everything it can to accommodate those affected by the cancellations.