On September 28th, many flights from and to the UK were cancelled due to a Ryanair pilot strike. The impact of the strike is also very large in Germany and Belgium. Many passengers received the news of this strike too late, leaving them unsure about the cancellation of their flights.
Cancelled Ryanair flights from and to the UK
The unions from Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands advised the members working for Ryanair to participate in the strike. Members of these unions who are Ryanair pilots in Germany, pilots and crew in Italy and the Netherlands, and cabin crew in Belgium, Spain and Portugal will join the walkout. Around 240 flights were cancelled across Europe because of these flights, affecting more than 40,000 passengers.
Ryanair strike cancellations on September 28
The Ryanair strike caused 242 incidents all over Europe. Passengers received a late notice through e-mail and text message. Many flights from and to the UK were cancelled, affecting a large amount of passengers.
|Flight Date||Flight Number||From||To|
|28 September||FR1964||Dublin (DUB)||Eindhoven (EIN)|
|28 September||FR1965||Eindhoven (EIN)||Dublin (DUB)|
|28 September||FR9271||London Stansted (STN)||
|28 September||FR9272||Eindhoven (EIN)||London Stansted (STN)
|28 September||FR144||Schoenefeld Airport (SXF)||Stansted Airport (STN)|
|28 September||FR145||Stansted Airport (STN)||Schoenefeld Airport (SXF)|
|28 September||FR146||Schoenefeld Airport (SXF)||Stansted Airport (STN)|
|28 September||FR147||Stansted Airport (STN)||Schoenefeld Airport (SXF)|
|28 September||FR1144||Schoenefeld Airport (SXF)||Manchester International Airport (MAN)|
|28 September||FR 1145||Manchester International Airport (MAN)||Schoenefeld Airport (SXF)|
|28 September||FR2813||Koeln/Bonn Airport (CGN)||Stansted Airport (STN)|
|28 September||FR2814||Stansted Airport (STN)||Koeln/Bonn Airport (CGN)|
|28 September||FR1546||Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)||Stansted Airport (STN)|
|28 September||FR1547||Stansted Airport (STN)||Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)|
|28 September||FR1517||Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport (HAM)||
Stansted Airport (STN)
|28 September||FR1518||Stansted Airport (STN)||Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport (HAM)|
|28 September||FR1519||Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport (HAM)||Stansted Airport (STN)|
|28 September||FR1520||Stansted Airport (STN)||Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport (HAM)|
Previous Ryanair strikes
Ryanair’s pilots had already struck in August, affecting many flights during the summer. Earlier this month, it looked like the Irish Ryanair’s pilots had reached an agreement with the airline, which seemed like the strikes in Ireland would be over. However, the rest of the European Ryanair’s pilots are still not happy. Throughout Europe, the personnel of Ryanair is still complaining about having contracts based on the Irish law, instead of that of the country they actually work in.