Ryanair strike next week! 600 flights cancelled!

Ryanair to cancel up to 600 flights next wednesday and thirsday (25 – 26 July). The reason behind it to minimise disruption to customers by some cabin crew strike action in Belgium, Portugal & Spain.

Up to 50,000 of Ryanair’s 430,000 customers (12%) to be disrupted on each of 2 days.

Ryanair today (18 July) confirmed that it has already this morning issued email and text SMS messages to almost 50,000 customers travelling to/from Belgium, Portugal and Spain next Wed 25th and Thurs 26th July, advising them that their flights have been cancelled 7 days in advance due to a notified strike by some cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.

12% of Ryanair’s customers on Wed & Thurs next week, and all affected customers have been offered re-accommodation on alternative flights during the 7 days prior to the 25th/26th, or the 7 days after the 25th/26th. Alternatively, these customers can obtain a full refund of their airfares.

To put these cancellations into context, this will involve:

– Up to 200 of over 830 daily Ryanair flights to/from Spain (24%)

– Up to 50 of over 180 daily Ryanair flights to/from Portugal (27%)

– Up to 50 of over 160 daily Ryanair flights to/from Belgium (31%)

– Up to 300 of over 2,400 daily Ryanair flights all over Europe (12%)

Ryanair has added extra Customer Service staff to help re-accommodate/refund these customers over the next 7 days. Any Ryanair customers travelling to/from Belgium, Portugal or Spain next Wed or Thurs, who have not received an email or text SMS today, should expect that their flight will operate as scheduled and should check-in to their departure airport as normal (88% of Ryanair’s customers across Europe will be unaffected).

Source: Ryanair