Hundreds of Ryanair flights axed due to cabin crew strike

Ryanair has cancelled up to 600 flights over two days next week because of strike action.

Cabin crew based in Belgium, Spain and Portugal will walkout on Wednesday July 25 and Thursday July 26 in a move that will affect 50,000 passengers.

It is expected to cause chaos for anyone flying to or from those three countries next week and comes days after separate industrial action by Ryanair’s Irish-based pilots.

The walkout, over pay and working conditions, coincides with the first week of the UK summer holiday which is one of the busiest time of year for holidays to Malta, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

The strike will affect almost 50,000 passengers who had booked to fly to or from those three countries on July 25 or 26.

Cabin crew in Italy are also striking but a spokesman for the airline told 89.7 Bay that this was not expected to affect the ‘Italian-based schedule.’

The Dublin-based airline has apologised for the disruption and said it had contacted the affected passengers.

It said that if customers had not already received an email or SMS, they should expect to travel as scheduled.

It said those affected had ‘been offered re-accommodation on alternative flights’ or a complete refund.

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