Ryanair agrees to meet union ahead of strike date

11 July, 2018, 03:21 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Flights to Tomorrowland could be cancelled due to air staff strikes

The airline has said only flights between Ireland and the United Kingdom will be affected.

Nearly 100 pilots working for Ryanair in Ireland voted to stop work on July 12 for 24 hours, and now Ryanair has announced which flights will be cancelled as a result of the strike.

Ryanair released a statement on Tuesday afternoon to confirm this, writing that this situation would ideally have been avoided.

Ryanair says it has contacted the pilots' union to ask them to cancel the "unnecessary" strike.

It said it is cancelling some flights on high frequency routes from Ireland to London and other destinations in the UK.

"Ryanair pilots have already secured a 20pc pay increase, earn up to €200,000 per year, work five days-on followed by four days-off, enjoy rapid promotions and unmatched job security", it said.

Visitors to Tomorrowland's second weekend (27th -29th July) may face travel concerns following the announcement of planned strikes from Ryanair staff.


The airline has said it "cannot rule out further disruptions in July and August".

The pilots have called the strike after talks with the budget airline broke down.

It is believed that the pilots, who are directly employed by the airline, voted for strike action following a dispute over management's approach to transferring pilots between its European and African bases.

"We regrettably must plan for some disruptions on Thursday, and try to minimise their impact, especially upon Irish customers and their families travelling on holidays to Portugal, France, Spain, Italy and Greece", said the airline.

The airline says only some services between Ireland and the United Kingdom will be affected, while all Ireland to Europe flights will operate as normal.

These passengers should check in as normal at their departure airport on Thursday.

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