Budget airline Ryanair has announced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in Europe following industrial action by its workers, which it has deemed ‘unnecessary’.
146 flights have already been cancelled in Ireland, Sweden and Belgium as the Vereinigung Cockpilots pilots union chose to strike.
Adding to this, 250 further flights to and from Germany have been cancelled next Friday. Just under 400 flights have now been cancelled due to ongoing strikes.
The Irish airline informed passengers that they would be refunded or alternative flights would be offered.
On social media, the airline noted that the flights were cancelled due to the ‘unnecessary’ strike.
German Customer Notice: pic.twitter.com/K3Pgt26qgi
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) August 8, 2018
Ryanair apoligised to its customers and the disruption caused by the cancelled flights.
The strikes arrived after bargaining and discussions between the union and the company fell through. The union has demanded better pay and conditions.