Holidaymakers from Aberdeen will choose to fly from the Scottish capital due to the possible airport strike action, an industry body has suggested.
The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association, which represents travel agents, predicts north-east residents will jet off from Edinburgh if the action goes ahead at Aberdeen International Airport.
Unite said on Friday it will ballot its members who work at the airport over pay and pensions.
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SPAA president Ken McLeod said: “The possible threat of a strike action on three days during the summer period at Aberdeen Airport isn’t good news for the travel trade or the travelling public.
“The added threat of strike action at two of Scotland’s main airports (Aberdeen and Glasgow) doesn’t help in any circumstances, because whatever the rights and wrongs leading to this possible strike action, it doesn’t do anyone any good, and will just drive those passengers to Edinburgh who will happily soak up the extra business.
“Many workers at both strike airports may lose out on pay, which will impact just as much as winning the argument with the airport authorities.
“Hopefully common sense will prevail, and some resolution can be found to allow customers to go ahead with their business and holidays plans, without another barrier to travel being put in their way.”