Ryanair has today announced that many more flights will be cancelled in the near future.
It revealed that an extra 18,000 flights will be cancelled, which will affect a staggering 400,000 customers.
In a bid to resolve issues around pilot holidays and leave, the airline will be flying 24 fewer aircrafts from November to March. It will also fly 10 fewer from April 2018.
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) September 27, 2017
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary released a statement today, stating: “We sincerely apologise to those customers who have been affected by last week’s flight cancellations, or these sensible schedule changes announced today.
“While over 99% of our 129m customers will not have been affected by any cancellations or disruptions, we deeply regret any doubt we caused existing customers last week about Ryanair’s reliability, or the risk of further cancellations.”
He added: “From today, there will be no more rostering related flight cancellations this winter or in summer 2018. Slower growth this winter, will create lots of spare aircraft and crews which will allow us to manage the exceptional volumes of annual leave we committed to delivering in the 9 months to Dec 2017.
“We will start a new 12 month leave period on the 1st of Jan 2018 in full compliance with EU regulations and the IAA’s requirements.”
Customers affected by these changes have been notified by email and are being offered a change in flight or a full refund.
The statement concluded: “All of the passengers who have been affected by these disruptions have now been offered re-accommodation or full refunds and their applicable EU261 entitlements.
“In addition today, they are receiving a travel voucher (€40 one way/€80 return) which they may use to book any Ryanair flight of their choice during October for travel between October and March 2018. We look forward to welcoming them all on board.”
Check out below to see the routes suspended from November to March 2018.