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Ryanair cancelling hundreds of flights amid strikes

Ryanair cancelling hundreds of flights amid strikes

2018 07 20

2018 07 20

Ryanair have announced another 600 flights have been cancelled next week.

Almost 50,000 holidaymakers will be unable to board their scheduled flight with the airline in the wake of recent strike action.

 

Tourist hotspots such as Spain , Portugal and Belgium are among the worst affected, the Mirror reports .Budget airline bosses say July 25 and 26 will see 300 flights cancelled each day. The strike which has disrupted 12 percent of their routes.

Ryanair say they "deeply regret" pulling the flights and say that customers have been offered re-accommodation on alternative flights over the seven days prior to Wednesday and Thursday.

They are also being offered full refunds if they choose not to take different routes.

Breaking down next week's cancellations - up to 200 of 830 flights going to and from Spain are now cancelled.

The same goes for up to 50 of 180 flights going to and from Portugal, and up to 50 of 160 flights to and from Belgium.

Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs said: "Ryanair sincerely apologises to our customers for these disruptions which we have done our utmost to avoid.

"Given that Ryanair cabin crew enjoy great pay-up to EUR40,000 p.a. (in countries with high youth unemployment) - industry leading rosters (14 days off each month), great sales commissions, uniform allowances and sick pay, these strikes are entirely unjustified and will achieve nothing other than to disrupt family holidays, and benefit competitor airlines in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.

"All affected customers have been contacted by email and SMS text message earlier today and we will re-accommodate or refund all of those."

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