Thousands of passengers could be affected as Ryanair faces a spate of strikes planned for July.
The airline has cancelled 30 flights today between the UK and Ireland, as the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association partakes in a 24-hour strike.
The airline is expected to get hit by two more strikes later this month in Italy (25 July for 24 hours), Belgian, Spain and Portugal (25 and 26 July for 48 hours).
Good news. By 5pm today, over 90% of our 5,000 customers whose Ireland-UK flights on Thur 12 July were cancelled due to an unnecessary strike by 27% of our Irish pilots will have been re-accommodated on alternative flights, or applied for full refunds.
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) July 11, 2018
Lonely Planet reports the Irish strike was caused by a dispute with a pilot union over seniority benefits and the remainder of the strikes are proposed by cabin crew over a range of issues including uniform, rosters and disciplinary procedures.
The airline said it will try and minimise the impact of the strike for people travelling to Portugal, France, Spain, Italy and Greece, reports the BBC.
Unions said further action may follow if the airline doesn’t make concessions on some employment terms, according to the BBC.