The Irish public has been locked in a bitter fight with American Airlines over its refusal to let them fly between Dublin and Cork.
The carrier is refusing to let American Airlines and its passengers fly between the two cities, despite repeated requests from the Irish Government.
The dispute has escalated after American Airlines’ chief executive, Richard Anderson, said in March that he would “rather have a flight” than a plane.
American Airlines said it would “be working towards a solution” but did not say how much it would spend.
Irish airline industry union Unite said the issue of American Airlines not flying between Dublin Airport and Cork Airport was not a new one.
The Irish Government has repeatedly asked the airline to allow the flights between the cities, which carry almost half a million passengers a day.
American Airlines has previously refused to budge and said it has a “duty of care” to passengers.