• Ryanair has announced it will cancel up to 30 Irish flights this Thursday, during a strike by pilots.

    The airline says only some services between Ireland and the UK will be affected, while all Ireland to Europe flights will operate as normal.

    Dublin-based pilots are holding a one day stoppage in a row over working conditions.

    Ryanair says customers whose flights are affected by the strike will have received a text or email today notifying them of the cancellations.

    Customers who have not received a text or email should arrive as scheduled at their departure airport.

  • Ryanair has slammed German pilots joining Friday's day of strike action in Europe.

    The airline has cancelled 250 flights to and from the country in what they call an 'unjustified strike'.

    Ryanair has criticised German pilots for joining their counterparts in a 24 hour strike in Ireland, Belgium and Sweden.

    The Vereinigung Cockpit  confirmed industrial action at a press conference earlier over pay and working conditions.

    The airline has criticised the short notice after the VC refused to give 7 days notice so the airline could minimise customer disruption.

    They're also calling on the VC to continue negotiations rather than strikes and consider the the revised proposal on a collective Labour Agreement that they sent them on Friday the 3rd of August.

    Affected customers will be notified this afternoon and can take a refund, free flight move or reroute.

    24 hour stoppages will take place in Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Sweden on Friday while pilots in the Netherlands have yet to decide whether on not they will join the strikes.

  • Ryanair pilots are on strike this morning.

    The airline has cancelled 30 of 290 scheduled flights between Ireland and the UK - but has already alerted affected customers.

    The company says if customers have NOT received notifications - they should travel as normal to their departure airport.

    The strike action is not believed to be affecting any Ryanair flights at Ireland West Airport Knock.



  • Pilots at Ryanair have voted in favour of strike action on Thursday week next, after slow progress on union negotiations.

    A 24 hour strike by pilots, who are directly employed by Ryanair, will take place on the 12th of July.

    The airline agreed to recognise trade unions for the first time last December but pilots are disappointed over the slow pace of talks.




  • Thousands of Ryanair passengers will be forced to make alternative travel plans today as cabin crew in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium stage a 24-hour strike.

    However there will be no disruption to flights into or out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

    Any passengers affected by cancellations have been informed by text or email and passengers not contacted by Ryanair should check-in as usual for their flight.

    It comes as IALPA pilots at Ryanair have announced a fourth one-day strike for Friday 3 August.

    It's part of an ongoing row with management over seniority, base transfers and annual leave.

    Yesterday the airline confirmed that up to 300 pilots and cabin crew could lose their jobs in October as it scales back its fleet in Dublin.


  • There are no signs of a let up in the industrial dispute at Ryanair.

    Dublin based pilots will stage a fourth day of action tomorrow.

    Belgium and Sweden have announced they will strike tomorrow week.

    While unions for German and Dutch based pilots have suggested they'll co-ordinate their action to take place on the same day.

    Tomorrow’s action will have no impact on any flights into or out of Ireland West Airport Knock.