Thousands face travel disruption as Ryanair pilots agree to further strikes

Roman Schwartz
July 25, 2018

Talks led to no progress and 30 flights were cancelled last Friday as a result.

It's because of a second day of industrial action by it's Dublin based pilots.

Ryanair said it was cancelling flights on high frequency routes to Britain where customers can transfer to other flights.

The affected flights will mainly be between Ireland and the UK.

Ryanair said that unless the pilots postponed their strike by 5pm yesterday, the airline would be forced to cancel 24 flights today, mainly between Ireland and the United Kingdom, for this Friday, July 20th.

Irish flights do not appear to be among the cancellations. Re-routing at a later date at your convenience 3.

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The airline has confirmed it will result in up to 24 flights between Ireland and the United Kingdom not going ahead.

Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in the countries affected say they are taking the action after the airline refused to meet a deadline for a series of demands over employment conditions.

The spokesperson said that current Ryanair proposals are not enough to resolve the issue but said his members remain committed to gettting a resolution.

"Currently, as it stands, another strike day is scheduled on Tuesday 24th July".

The airline has contacted around 50,000 passengers planning to travel to or from Belgium, Portugal and Spain on each of those days, to give them a seven-day notice about their flight cancellation.

Ryanair has urged anyone traveling on a Ryanair flight to or from Ireland on 20 July to expect that their flight will operate normally.

'We apologise again to these Irish customers for these regrettable and unnecessary disruptions which we have done our utmost to avoid, ' said the airline.

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