News // 09 August 2018

Ryanair Cancelling 400 Flights – Germany, Sweden, Ireland and Belgium

Ryanair have confirmed that they will be cancelling around 400 flights this Friday, 10th August.

Passengers travelling to and from airports in Germany, Sweden, Belgium and Ireland are expected to be hit hard, as pilots strike once more.

It’s been a difficult year for the Irish airline, who have faced major disruption due to staff industrial action. Strikes have been a regular occurrence since late 2017 and as a result, Ryanair bosses have warned that they may need to cut their Dublin fleet, putting 300 jobs at risk.

There has been some commentary about Ryanair’s approach to the cancelled flights and their refusal to offer compensation to travellers. Flight compensation company Airhelp insists that the company is flouting the law by not properly reimbursing customers and says that under European law, payments of up to €600 per passenger should be made available.

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