A five day walkout planned by Ryanair pilots has been called off.
Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) were due to walk out on Saturday over pensions, maternity benefits and loss of licence insurance.
The strikes were due to take place on September 23, 25, 27 and 29.
Balpa said it had called off the strikes even though the relationship between Ryanair and its pilots in the UK and elsewhere remains acrimonious.
A statement said: Instead of engaging in negotiations, Ryanair has reverted to type, electing to punish pilots by withdrawing their travel benefits.
Despite this, UK pilot representatives consulted striking members yesterday and agreed to suspend any further strikes in order to pave the way for meaningful negotiations under the auspices of the UK conciliation service, Acas.