BUDGET airline easyJet has said it will be able to deal with a second round of strikes staged by its pilots in France.
Stoppages are set to take place on Friday August 17 and Sunday August 19, 2012, following protests earlier this week.
The airline was able to handle the previous strike action and in an update on its travel status pages it said it was 'confident that all flights to and from France will operate as scheduled over this period'.
It goes on to say that there is a small risk that there might be some late notice disruption to flights, but it hopes to put in place measures to guard against this.
The French pilots are looking for a pay increase and bonus following a strong third quarter report where easyJet predicted a profit before tax for the year ending September 30, 2012 of being in the range of £280 million to £300 million.
Update August 17, 2012 easyJet are pleased to announce that a deal has been reached with the French pilot union (SNPL) and strike action for Friday 17th and Sunday 19th August has been called off. All easyJet flights to and from France will operate as planned.