Pilot Strike Forces Ryanair to Cancel Another 250 Flights

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Another 250 flights have been added to the list of Ryanair cancellations as the German Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) confirms that pilots will be taking strike action this Friday after a 96 percent majority of Ryanair pilots employed in Germany voted in favor of a walk out.

The VC pilot union has called for a strike at Ryanair airports in Germany on Friday, 10th August 2018, forcing Ryanair to cancel 250 out of over 2,400 flights scheduled to operate that day.

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer commented: “Our pilots in Germany enjoy excellent working conditions. They are paid up to €190,000 p.a. and, as well as additional benefits, they received a 20% pay increase at the start of this year. Ryanair pilots earn at least 30% more than Eurowings and 20% more than Norwegian pilots.

We asked VC to provide us with at least 7 days’ notice of any planned strike action so that we could notify our customers of cancelled flights in advance and offer them alternative flights or refunds, but they have refused to do this and instead call an unnecessary strike in Germany in just two days’ time.”

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Source: Ryanair Press Release

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