Ryanair will cancel 30 flights this Thursday due to the planned pilot strike

Members of the IALPA trade union are going on strike.

By Fora Staff

RYANAIR WILL CANCEL 30 of its 290 Irish flights this Thursday due to strike action.

A 24-hour strike has been called for Thursday and as it stands, the industrial action is expected to go ahead.

Members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) union working for Ryanair last week voted to go on strike this Thursday.

The strike will commence at 1am on 12 July and the union said it will notify the airline of additional strike days in due course.

In a statement, Ryanair said it has planned to cancel up to 30 of its 290 flights to and from Irish airports on Thursday.

“All customers on these flights have received text and email notification of these cancellations earlier today and our customer service teams are assisting them with refunds, free transfers to alternative flights.

“Customers who are travelling on a Ryanair flight to or from Ireland on Thursday and who have not already received an email or text notification, then we expect their flight to operate and they should check in as normal at their departure airport.

“We apologise to our Irish customers for these regrettable disruptions which we have done our utmost to avoid.”

The company said that the strike will affect just 94 of its 350 pilots. Only some routes from Ireland to the UK are affected and all flights to Europe will operate as normal.

Ryanair added it cannot rule out more disruption in July and August.

The airline is due to meet with the pilots’ union tomorrow at a neutral venue.

Written by Paul Hosford and posted on TheJournal.ie

Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.