Ryanair reports ‘minimal disruption’ caused by strikes

Ryanair has today (June 24) reported fewer than 2% of its 3,000 flights have been affected by strikes, but warns there will be “significant delays” over the weekend.

Some of its cabin crew members took strike action in Belgium, Spain and Portugal in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

The budget airline confirmed there were no flight disruptions today in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France or Ireland, as the “vast majority” of Ryanair crews are working as usual.

Ryanair said today’s affected flights were mainly “confined to minor disruptions in Belgium”, where 60% of its scheduled flights to and from Charleroi and Zaventem are operating today.

The airline has revealed it expects disruption over the weekend in France, Italy and Spain due to a two-day strike in the French Air Traffic Control centre in Marseille, which will “significantly delay” or impact flights crossing the French airspace.

Passengers who are scheduled to take flights which are disrupted by strikes, delays or airport staff shortages will be notified by email or text.

Yesterday, British Airways’ check-in staff and ground crew at Heathrow voted to go on strike with walkouts possibly timed for the start of the summer holidays.

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