The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PAZP) and protesting air traffic controller unions have reached agreement on wages and working conditions, PAZP CEO Anita Oleksiak told a press conference on Wednesday.
Poland's air traffic management authority and the air traffic controllers' trade union have concluded a preliminary agreement on changes to the work and remuneration regulations proposed by the latter, both parties have announced.
Irish budget airline Ryanair has complained to the European Commission about legislation which could cut back on flights to and from Warsaw from May 1, because it believes that the list of prioritised destinations unfairly favours Polish flag carrier LOT.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has appealed for compromise between protesting air traffic controllers and the state air navigation agency PAZP as Warsaw faces severe flight cuts.
Representatives of the air-traffic controllers trade union (ZZKRL) and Poland's Air Navigation Services Agency (PAZP) are set to meet again on Tuesday, the two announced in a joint statement, in an effort to avoid a closure of airspace that could lead to severe disruption to air travel in Poland.
A striking air traffic controllers' union is demanding a pay rise to an average of PLN 80,000 (EUR 17,210) a month from the current PLN 33,000 (EUR 7,100), the Polish government's spokesperson has said.
A further round of talks is scheduled to start at 14:00 on Monday between Poland's Air Navigation Services Agency (PAZP) and the striking ZZKRL traffic controllers' union, the two parties announced in a joint press release following talks on Sunday.
If no agreement is reached between striking air traffic controllers and Polish civil aviation authorities, Warsaw's two airports may soon see two-thirds of their regular flights cancelled, the Eurocontrol aviation safety agency has said.
Chopin Airport serviced 2,016,000 passengers in Q1 2022, a marked improvement on the previous year, a Friday press release shows.
Air travel within Polish airspace is picking up but it is still below the level recorded before the coronavirus pandemic, figures released by the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PAZP) have shown.