Ryanair is having a bad summer! Another strikes are confirmed!
Ryanair cancelled 146 flights for next Friday (10 August). This time Ryanair had to cancel flights because of Swedish, Irish and Belgian pilot union will be on strike.
Ryanair today (3 August) confirmed that it has already this morning issued email and text SMS messages to all affected customers travelling to/from Belgium, Sweden, Ireland next Friday, 10 August advising them that their flights have been cancelled 7 days in advance due to a notified strike.
22 Flights got cancelled to/from Sweden, 102 flights got cancelled to/from Belgium and 20 flights got cancelled to/from Ireland!
German Ryanair pilots have also voted to strike but are yet to announce the date.
Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs, said: “This 5th strike notice by Forsa is irresponsible, unwarranted and is disrupting customers and (a way of damaging) Ryanair’s business and our share price.
He added: “We apologise sincerely to the 3,500 Irish customers whose flights next Fri 10 Aug will be disrupted because Forsa won’t meet us to resolve this dispute, even though we have agreed 9 of Forsa’s 11 requirements.”
In response, Forsa has accused Ryanair of “rewording” some of its demands and effectively “negotiating with itself rather than the pilot representatives”.
Tensions with Irish pilots were inflamed earlier this week when Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, threatened to move part of the Irish fleet to Poland if the disruption continued.