Airline Strikes

Ryanair to cancel 300 flights

Industrial action is set to bring chaos to passengers travelling with Ryanair next week. We reported when news first broke of the proposed strike that if an agreement couldn’t be reached it would result in many of the airlines flights being grounded. It has been reported today that Ryanair have cancelled up to 300 of their 2,400 daily flights on due to strike action by some of their cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain. Ryanair have said that cancellations on the 25th and 26th July  involve the following:

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Ryanair strikes to affect business travellers and holiday-makers across Europe this month

Following a long running feud between Ryanair staff and management at the airline, cabin crew and ground staff across Europe have announced they will hold a 48-hour strike later this month, potentially resulting in the delay or cancellation of thousands of flights. Employees in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium will strike on July 25th and 26th unless their demands are met and a deal is reached.

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Strike Action to Disrupt Travel Tomorrow - Germany

A German public sector strike has been declared for Tuesday 10 April. ABTA released the following advice earlier today:
 
We understand that this strike action will extend to airports across Germany. Labour union Verdi, which is asking for a pay-rise for various public sector roles, has said flight disruption is likely with ground staff and some fire services staff predicted to be on strike at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports.
 
Disruption is anticipated throughout tomorrow, with airports warning of expected longer waiting during the entire day.

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Urgent Easter Travel Update: Find out if your plans could be affected.

It looks like it might bad news for anyone planning an Easter getaway as strike action by Air France staff along with widespread closures of the UK rail network, are set to cause major disruption over the bank holiday weekend. Tomorrow (Good Friday) will see the start of the Air France strike, after negotiations broke down between the company and unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground staff. This will be the third strike in five weeks. The unions are demanding a 6 per cent increase in pay to compensate for what they say are several years of wage stagnation.

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British Airways minimises the impact of industrial strike action.

British Airways have announced that all their customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Sunday 5th, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February, despite proposed industrial action by Unite.

As part of their contingency plan, they will be merging a very small number of flights to and from Heathrow. This will mean some customers will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than their original booking. Customers affected are being contacted with the options available for them.  

Advice for Travellers:

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British Airways: "All customers will be able to fly to their destinations despite proposed industrial action."

British Airways has announced that all customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January despite proposed industrial action.
As part of their contingency plan, they will be merging a very small number of flights to and from Heathrow. This will mean some customers will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than their original booking. Customers affected are being contacted with the options available for them.

 British Airways have issued the following advice for customers:

 

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