Ryanair cancels more than 2000 flights over the next six weeks

Ryanair cancelled flights list UK Stansted

Ryanair cancelled flights list UK Stansted

Italy's antitrust authority on Wednesday opened a probe into budget airline Ryanair for suspected "improper commercial practices" related to its mass cancellation of flights this autumn.

There have been reports that many pilots turned down offers of a €12,000 (£10,600) bonus to give up some of their holiday and commit to the airline for another year.

"We are not short of pilots, we have 4,200 of them", he said.

Ryanair passengers have been left stranded for days at a time, with some desperate to get back to young children and others racking up huge and unexpected bills as they are forced to stay overseas for longer than planned.

He also said that Ryanair does not require the agreement of the pilots to take back the leave, and said that all the cancellations would likely cost the airline about €25m (£22m).

Alex Neill, managing director of home products and services, said: "It's outrageous that Ryanair passengers who have had already to endure huge inconvenience are essentially being double charged for booking seating and luggage".

In an interview on Irish TV in 2012, the airline's bombastic chief executive referred to pilots from a rival airline as overpaid peacocks and glorified taxi drivers.

Ryanair pilots are demanding improved employment conditions and pay.

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O'Leary revealed that about 400,000 booked flights will be canceled.

"The head of the company, Michael O'Leary, openly insults his pilots, and has consistently maintained a policy of heading off any attempt to achieve a collectively bargained contract".

OAG says there is increasing pressure on airlines to recruit pilots, with experts suggesting that in the next 20 years 610,000 new pilots will be required to meet the growing demand.

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In better news for the carrier, the meeting saw shareholders approved all resolutions by substantial majorities.

The airline said it expects to have re-accommodated (or authorised refund requests to) over 95pc of the 315,000 customers affected by these cancellations by the end of the week.

He admitted "significant management failure" regarding the rostering of pilots, and warned that the moves would not guarantee an end to disruptions.

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