Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights per day 'to improve punctuality'

Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights per day 'to improve punctuality'

The low-priced airline Ryanair is cancelling 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks due to what it calls "messed up" planning of pilot holidays. The move threw the travel plans of thousands into disarray.

Now, in a published list of flights, Ryanair have released exactly what trips won't go ahead, although O'Leary believes that many passengers will still be able to fly on the same day.

Hundreds of personal stories from stranded passengers have emerged online, as people vent their anger and frustration at the carrier.

Ryanair today cancelled more than 50 flights across Europe, including six flights today between Dublin and Amsterdam, Brussels, Manchester, London, Bristol and Barcelona, three flights tomorrow between Dublin and Berlin, Glasgow and Kraków, and four flights on Wednesday between Dublin and Paris, Manchester, Amsterdam and Bristol.

European Union law protects passengers whose flights are delayed or cancelled under the Denied Boarding Regulation.

Ryanair RYA.I Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said he was sure a series of flight cancellations would not help future bookings at the airline that were till now two percent up on a year ago. This will be "at worse" on the following day, Ryanair said.

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"Everyone who is entitled to compensation will receive compensation". When we make a mess in Ryanair we come out with our hands up.

"We have only taken this decision to cancel this small proportion of our 2,500 daily flights so that we can provide extra standby cover and protect the punctuality of the 98% of flights that will be unaffected by these cancellations", O'Leary said.

Pilot poaching is also being blamed.

The reason given for this was so that their work calendar could successfully switch from April-March to January-December, as well as a backlog of crew leave which must be handed out before the end of the year.

Over the weekend, 16 flights were cancelled at the two airports.

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