Ryanair cancels 600 flights to Spain, Portugal and Belgium

Lloyd Doyle
July 22, 2018

Ryanair is poised to cancel 16 further flights next Tuesday in its dispute with Irish pilots it employs directly.

Around 4,000 passengers have been affected by the cancellation of 24 flights.

There is no definitive list of the cancelled flights, but if yours has been cancelled then you should have received an email and/or text message to the address and number provided when booking. According to Omroep Brabant, this includes five flights to and five flights from Eindhoven Airport.

Most of the cancelled flights are to, from and within Spain, where around a quarter of the airline's 830 daily services have been grounded.

'"Given that Ryanair cabin crew enjoy great pay - up to €40,000 p.a".

Ryanair said passengers may request a refund of their tickets or be assigned to an alternate flight.

Ryanair pilots are also planning to strike next week Friday.

The strike will come two weeks after a work stoppage by Irish Ryanair pilots that saw some 30 flights cancelled.

"These strikes are entirely unjustified and will achieve nothing other than to disrupt family holidays, and benefit competitor airlines in Belgium, Portugal and Spain", Ryanair's chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs hit back in the statement.

Ryanair, which flies in 37 countries and carried 130 million passengers last year, averted widespread strikes before Christmas by deciding to recognise trade unions for the first time in its 32-year history.

Ryanair said it has sent emails and text SMS messages to all customers affected by the cancellations. Dutch pilots' association VNV stated that it wants to postpone labor actions to August at the earliest.

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