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Ryanair Has Cancelled Hundreds Of Flights - Here's What You Need To Know

By Sarah

September 16, 2017 at 9:36am


Ryanair announced yesterday that it had cancelled hundreds of flights across Europe last minute, and would be cancelling 40-50 flights a day for the next six weeks.

82 flights were cancelled yesterday, and 80 today, leaving people rushing to try find alternative transport.

In a statement the airline company said that it has been forced to reduce its flight programme to accommodate a backlog of crew leave.

"Ryanair has operated at record schedule and traffic levels during the peak summer months... but has a backlog of crew leave which must be allocated before December 31st 2017."

"Ryanair’s on-time performance has declined from 90% to under 80% over the past two weeks, a figure that is unacceptable to Ryanair and its customers."

"By reducing its scheduled flying programme over the next six weeks by less than 2% (of its over 2,500 daily flights), the airline will create additional standby aircraft which will help restore on-time performance to its 90% average."

Passengers received a text informing them that their flights had been cancelled.

So, what to do if your flight is cancelled?

  • You can try rebook on to another flights on the website, and are entitled to a full refund if your flight is delayed by more than three hours, which you can claim here.
  • Airlines must compensate people for the disruption, including food, bus/train travel, accommodation and other expenses, so KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS.

Ryanair has not yet announced which flights will be cancelled in the future, and passengers could expect to get a text a day or hours before to say their flight has been cancelled.

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