Revealed: Full list of cancelled Ryanair flights
Ryanair has published a list of flights it has had to cancel after admitting it "messed" up annual leave for its pilots.
The airline has said up to 50 flights per day will be affected between September 21 and October 31. Earlier it revealed nine airports are affected.
- Flying on Monday 18th Sept? You can see a full list of the upcoming cancelled flights HERE
- Flying on Tuesday 19th Sept? You can see a full list of the upcoming cancelled flights HERE
- Flying from Wednesday 20th Sept? You can see a full list of the upcoming cancelled flights HERE
- Flying from Thursday September 21 to Sunday, September 24? You can see a full list of the upcoming cancelled flights HERE
- Flying from Monday 25th Sept - Saturday 28th October? You can see a full list of the upcoming cancelled flights HERE
No Northern Ireland flights have been affected.
Ryanair chose the locations as they have a high volume of flights with high frequencies and it will be easier to accommodate those passengers affected. It said less than 2% of its customers would be affected.
Customers affected by these cancellations will be emailed with offers of alternative flights or full refunds, and details of their compensation entitlement under European Union guidelines.
Michael O'Leary, chief executive of the airline, said alternative arrangements for flights would be either on the same day, "or at worst on the following day".
Those airports affected are:
- Barcelona - 1 of 12 lines of flights
- Brussels Charleroi - 1 of 13 lines of flights
- Dublin - 1 of 23 lines of flights
- Lisbon - 1 of 4 lines of flights
- London - Stansted - 2 of 41 lines of flights
- Madrid - 1 of 13 lines of flight
- Milan Bergamo - 1 of 14 lines of flights
- Porto - 1 of 8 lines of flights
- Rome Fiumi - 1 of 3 lines of flights
The low-cost airline said over 98% of its customers will be unaffected. It has estimated a compensation bill to be around £17m for those caught up in the disruption. Its share price has already been affected and it is anticipating a £4m loss in profits.
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary apologised to the "millions of customers who had been unnecessarily worried" over the weekend with the news. He said there would be no arguments over compensation as it was his "mess to tidy up".
He said: "While over 98% of our customers will not be affected by these cancellations over the next six weeks, we apologise unreservedly to those customers whose travel will be disrupted, and assure them that we have done our utmost to try to ensure that we can re-accommodate most of them on alternative flights on the same or next day.
"Ryanair is not short of pilots – we were able to fully crew our peak summer schedule in June, July and August – but we have messed up the allocation of annual leave to pilots in September and October because we are trying to allocate a full year’s leave into a 9 month period from April to December. This issue will not recur in 2018 as Ryanair goes back onto a 12 month calendar leave year from 1st Jan to 31st December 2018."
Mr O'Leary added: "This is a mess of our own making. I apologise sincerely to all our customers for any worry or concern this has caused them over the past weekend. We have only taken this decision to cancel this small proportion of our 2,500 daily flights so that we can provide extra standby cover and protect the punctuality of the 98% of flights that will be unaffected by these cancellations.
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