Ryanair strike

  • Pilots union Forsa says they're ready to get back to talks with Ryanair to try to resolve the ongoing dispute.

    20 flights will be cancelled next Friday as around 100 Irish-based pilots stage a 4th day of industrial action.

    It's part of a row over seniority, base transfers and annual leave.

    The 3,500 passengers affected will get a refund or be accommodated on another flight.

  • There's more travel chaos for Ryanair passengers today.

    It's the third day of 24 hour strike action by around 100 of its Irish based pilots.

    This industrial action centres on a long running dispute between Ryanair and around 100 Irish based pilots directly employed by the company - over seniority, base transfers and annual leave.

    As a result the airline has cancelled 16 flights - affecting around two and a half thousand passengers - all of whom have been offered alternative flights or a refund.

    Management and the unions have met twice in the last fortnight - however both sides have failed to reach a deal.

    Yesterday Ryanair warned that the strikes could affect jobs and expansion plans in the coming months - something the trade union FORSA has described as 'irresponsible'.

    The union will meet again tomorrow to consider more industrial action.

    Separately Ryanair has cancelled more than 600 flights across Europe tomorrow and Thursday because of a strike by Cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.

  • There's more travel chaos on the way for Ryanair passengers with pilots to strike again next week.

    Around 100 Irish based pilots will walk off the job on Friday the 3rd of August.

    It comes as the airline warns that the jobs of up to 300 pilots and cabin crew could be at risk - as it plans to scale back its fleet in Dublin.

    Ryanair announced today that it plans to cut the number of planes in Dublin from 30 to 24, and has told 100 pilots and over 200 cabin crew that their services may not be required from the end of October.

    Ryanair is blaming the recent strikes and their impact on bookings.



  • A second day of strike action by Dublin-based Ryanair pilots will take place tomorrow, but will not impact on any flights into or out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

    Talks between Ryanair management and unions took place yesterday, but there was no breakthrough, and a total of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK have been cancelled tomorrow.

    A spokesman for Knock Airport says the cancellations will not impact on their schedule.

    Meanwhile, 600 European flights will be grounded next week due to cabin crew strikes at Ryanair.

    300 flights will be cancelled next Wednesday and another 300 on Thursday as cabin crew mount pickets in Spain, Portugal and Belgium.

    At this point, there is no indication of any disruption to flights in and out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

    A spokesman says any passengers affected by cancellations will be informed by text or email.

    Passengers who are not contacted by Ryanair should check-in as usual for their flight.


  • A second strike by Irish Ryanair pilots looks set to go ahead on Friday, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

    The airline had invited representatives of trade union Fórsa to a meeting this morning to discuss the ongoing row over how holidays, promotions and transfers are allocated among pilots.

    However, the union told the company at the weekend that some of its members would not be available to meet this morning.

    The dispute has already seen one 24-hour strike last week - however, that strike did not impact on Ryanair flights into and out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

    The airline has warned that it will today be forced to announce the cancellation of 24 flights, mainly between Ireland and the UK, scheduled for Friday.




    Tomorrow's strike by Ryanair pilots will not impact on any flights into or out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

    Dublin-based pilots are planning a 24-hour strike, which Ryanair says will impact on about 30 flights between Ireland and the UK.

    Customers affected have already been contacted by text or email to advise them of cancellations.

     Donal Healy - marketing manager at Ireland West Airport Knock - expects all Ryanair flights will operate as scheduled tomorrow..


    Meanwhile, talks are getting underway this lunchtime to try and avoid tomorrow's strike.

    Ryanair management are meeting with the Fórsa trade union at Dublin Airport to discuss the issues involved.