Ryanair has pledged to run all UK flights as scheduled through a fresh round of strike action by some pilots next week.

The assurance from the no-frills carrier came in a customer update covering planned walkouts by members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) on September 2-4.


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“All Ryanair flights to/from UK airports on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will operate as scheduled thanks to the efforts of over 95% of our UK pilots who have confirmed that they will work their rosters and will not support the failed third Balpa strike action,” the airline said.

“We do not expect any pilot strike disruptions to our schedule to/from UK airports.”

The carrier claimed that the union had refused “repeated invitations” to resume negotiations this week and call off industrial action.

“On behalf of our customers and their families, we wish to sincerely thank all our UK pilots who have not supported this Balpa strike, and have confirmed they will work as rostered to protect the flights and travel plans of our UK customers over the first week of September,” Ryanair said.

The airline failed to get a High Court injunction to prevent a two-day strike from August 22 but no flights were cancelled.

Additionally, the airline added that all flights are scheduled to operate despite a ten-day strike by Spanish cabin crew due to start on Sunday and a five-day stoppage by pilots on September 19, 20, 22, 27 and 29.

The cabin crew strike notice covers the airline’s 13 bases in Spain in protest against the closure of several from January including Las Palmas, Tenerife South, Lanzarote and Girona.

A Ryanair spokesman told The Independent: “As announced on July 16, due to the late delivery of 30 Boeing Max aircraft this winter a number of Ryanair bases will be cut or closed this winter.

“These consultations are taking place with our people at affected bases currently. No routes will be affected as they will be served by flights from other bases from November when the winter schedule starts.”

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