Ryanair cancels nearly 200 flights in latest strike action 5 months ago

Ryanair cancels nearly 200 flights in latest strike action

Around 30,000 customers are likely to be affected.

Ryanair has warned customers that they have pre-cancelled 190 flights this Friday due to a strike by their cabin crews in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.

All affected customers have received emails and text SMS messages this morning advising them of their flight cancellation three days in advance.

Ryanair issued a statement, saying that they "sincerely regrets these unnecessary customer disruptions", which they blamed on agitation among competitor airline employees.

Around 30,000 customers are likely to be affected.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“We sincerely apologise to those customers affected by these unnecessary strikes on Friday, which we have done our utmost to avoid, given that we have already offered these unions recognition agreements, Collective Labour Agreements, and a move to local contracts/law in 2019.

"These repeated unnecessary strikes are damaging Ryanair’s business and our customer confidence at a time when oil prices are rising strongly, and if they continue, it is inevitable that we will have to look again at our capacity growth this winter and in summer 2019.

"We hope these unions will see common sense and work with us to finalise agreements for the benefit of our pilots and cabin crew over the coming weeks without further disrupting our customers or our flights.