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Ryanair cancellations: 315000 customers notified and over half on new flights

22 September 2017, 12:40 | Maryann Sutton

GETTYRyanair cancelled flights list CEO Michael O'Leary admits the situation is a"mess

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The current pilot crisis is deepening for Ryanair as crews have rejected a financial offer by the budget airline to work through holidays. The last of these is key to its appeal: many businessmen chose Ryanair more for its punctuality than its cheapness.

One passenger told the Daily Telegraph that the website would not let them book on a flight "unless I paid twice for the seats and bags". Ryanair's share price fell by more than 5% in the aftermath.

The Irish airline Ryanair is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Dublin today.

However, the airline said Wednesday that it has allocated replacement flights for more than half of those passengers. The mishap affected over 300,000 passengers and 2% of all Ryanair flights in the period.

Some, frustrated by how long they say it has taken to get a new flight from the airline, have shelled out for last-minute return journeys from other, more expensive, airline providers.

It had offered 12 thousand euro to pilots to give up their annual leave but they rejected it - some pilots who have holidays booked will now have a week suspended which they'll get back in the new year.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has said the firm is planning to make pilots delay a week's holiday as it wrestles with massive flight cancellations.

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At least 140 pilots have quit Ryanair already this year and moved to rival Norwegian Air, Norway Today reports.

Mr O'Leary continued that the airline has "some goodies" to discuss with pilots but warned: "If pilots misbehave that will be the end of the goodies".

"At the moment flights are being cancelled because of management incompetence, not because of pilot action".

In addition, from October 1, all Ryanair-employed pilots will receive an increase in their out of base overnight payments from €28 to €75 of tax per overnight, with further increases in out of base allowances. More serious was a less-noticed European Court of Justice ruling on September 14th which decreed that low-priced airlines' employment disputes with crew must go to local labour courts in all the countries where airlines have bases (Irish labour law is broadly more flexible).

Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital said: "The sell-off this morning is all about mounting concern over rising cost pressures which are likely to hit margins and profits". European Union carriers may serve any airport within the bloc, but after Brexit flights between Britain and the remainder of the European Union might have to cease.

"But the damage is growing beyond the cancelled flights - there appears to be a dual threat to Ryanair's model beyond the reputational damage and upfront compensation costs".



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