Ryanair Publishes List Of Cancelled Flights Affecting 2% Of Customers

Deirdre Clune

Deirdre Clune

A Longford Westmeath TD says Ryanair shouldn't be selling tickets for flights that could be cancelled.

Furious passengers had been swamping the airline with demands to know if their flight was among the 40-55 the airline said it would cancel every day over the next six weeks.

It said that Ryanair has requested pilots to work during their "leave" period, but this appears to contradict the airline's claim that difficulties are being caused by pilots having to take leave before the year's end.

Robin Kiely, head of communications at Ryanair, said: "We have operated a record schedule during the peak summer months of July and August but must now allocate annual leave to pilots and cabin crew in September and October".

The budget airline cancelled 82 flights yesterday (Sunday, September 17) and is expected to scrap up to 2,000 more over the next six weeks.

We have contacted Ryanair for comment.

None have been cancelled on Wednesday but no details have been published for Thursday onwards.

He said no heads will roll following Ryanair's mass cancellation of flights.

The airline said on Twitter that "Between today and tomorrow all flight cancellations up and until OCT31 will be communicated".

"Cancellation notices for flights cancelled up to and including Wednesday 20 September have been sent to affected customers".

Ryanair noted that the cancellations have been allocated, where possible, to its bigger base airports and routes with multiple daily frequencies so that it can offer disrupted customers the maximum number of alternate flights and routes in order to minimise inconvenience to them.

That left the carrier without enough pilots and flight attendants to operate its full fleet of Boeing 737s until the start of its winter timetable in November.

You can check whether your flight is on the list of cancelled services here.

"You weren't able to offer me another flight in time for me to get back for work", she wrote. In addition, if a passenger is delayed to their destination by more than three hours they can receive compensation of up to €600, once again dependent on the flight duration and length of the delay.

It's expected that between 50-60 flights will be cancelled each day over the next six weeks as a result of these changes.

You should keep any food, transport or accommodation receipts to use when making a claim for compensation.

"We are not short of pilots: we have over 4,200 pilots with Ryanair".

What are passengers' rights when flights are cancelled?

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