Ryanair faces Civil Aviation Authority action over unpaid refunds

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today started enforcement action against Ryanair. The move follows the airline’s decision that financial compensation is not payable under European Commission Regulation 261/2004 for flight disruption resulting from industrial action by the airline’s staff this summer. Ryanair passengers have made claims for compensation directly to the airline, but these […]

New Ryanair Bag Policy Improves Airport Security Queues & Punctuality

Ryanair today revealed that its new bag policy from 1 Nov has already improved punctuality in the first week since its introduction and has been welcomed by both customers and airports across Europe. In a press release on their website, the airline says: This policy has delivered: More savings for customers as they switch to […]

Laudamotion Announces New 2019 Aircraft, New Livery, New Offices and Pay Rises Following Ryanair 75% Purchase

Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fare airline, today (Wed, 29th Aug) announced that it would double its Airbus fleet from 9 to 18 aircraft in Summer 2019 following the completion of Ryanair’s purchase of 75% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from Niki Lauda in August. Laudamotion also announced a series of initiatives to support Laudamotion’s continued […]

Thousands of travellers hit as pilot strike forces Ryanair to cancel flights

Ryanair has been forced to cancel around 400 flights today as pilots go on strike across Europe. Pilots in five countries are currently taking industrial action, affecting around 50,000 passengers during the peak of the summer holiday season. The 24-hour walk-out involves staff in Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The action is the […]

Ryanair Forced To Cancel 250 Flights On Friday Due To Pilot Strike

The VC pilot union has called for a strike at Ryanair airports in Germany on Friday, 10th August 2018, forcing Ryanair to cancel 250 out of over 2,400 flights scheduled to operate that day. Customers affected by these unnecessary cancellations will have been contacted by email and SMS text message bye Wedndesday afternoon (8 Aug) before 3pm and advised of their options of a refund, free move […]

Ryanair’s cabin crew unions threaten Europe-wide summer strikes

Unions representing Ryanair’s cabin crew across Europe are set to meet on May 28, 2018, in Madrid, Spain, to discuss possible industrial action against the low-cost carrier this summer. Five unions have already issued a June 30, 2018, deadline for the airline to adopt national employment laws for all their employees. They will reportedly be […]

Ryanair To Close Glasgow Base, 300 Jobs At Risk

Europe’s biggest budget airline is to close its base at Glasgow in November. Ryanair will move the aircraft that currently operates five routes from Glasgow to Edinburgh. It blames Air Passenger Duty (APD), the £13 tax on all departing passengers aged 16 or over. The airline’s chief commercial officer, David O’Brien said: “Ryanair regrets these […]