Ryanair has apologised to outraged customers over its decision to cancel up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks.
Flights from the UK cancelled tomorrow include 13 from London Stansted tomorrow and five into the UK.
If you’re flying with Ryanair from Stansted to Ancona, Bergerac, Knock, Budapest, Dusseldorf Weeze, Cologne, Dortmund, Oslo Torp, Basel, Krakow, Strasbourg, Toulouse or Madrid – check your flight hasn’t been cancelled.
Equallly if you’re flying in from Dublin to Manchester, Dublin to Bristol, Madrid to Stansted or Madrid to Birmingham please check your flight.
Are you entitled to compenstation due to the Ryanair cancellations? Check here to find out.
Ryanair cancelled flight: Michael O’Leary has spoken out about cancelling flights
Ryanair has published a full list of flight cancellations here.
The budget Irish airline has agreed to publish the full list of affected flights, which includes 2,024 services.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said: “While over 98 per cent of our customers will not be affected by these cancellations over the next six weeks, we apologise unreservedly to those customers whose travel will be disrupted, and assure them that we have done our utmost to try to ensure that we can re-accommodate most of them on alternative flights on the same or next day.”
He added: “Ryanair is not short of pilots – we were able to fully crew our peak summer schedule in June, July and August – but we have messed up the allocation of annual leave to pilots in September and October because we are trying to allocate a full year’s leave into a nine month period from April to December.
Ryanair cancelled flight: Stansted Airport has been most affected
“This issue will not recur in 2018 as Ryanair goes back onto a 12 month calendar leave year from 1st Jan to 31st December 2018.
“This is a mess of our own making. I apologise sincerely to all our customers for any worry or concern this has caused them over the past weekend.
“We have only taken this decision to cancel this small proportion of our 2,500 daily flights so that we can provide extra standby cover and protect the punctuality of the 98 per cent of flights that will be unaffected by these cancellations.”
Ryanair cancelled flight: Budget Irish airline has published the full list of affected flights
Ryanair’s cancellation and delay policy
The airline writes on its website: “If we cancel a flight, fail to operate a flight reasonably according to schedule or cease to operate a route, we shall, at your option, either carry you at the earliest opportunity on another of our scheduled services – on which space is available between the same routing points.”
If that’s not an option, Ryanair state they will arrange for you to travel on one or more of their scheduled flights without making any additional charge.
Or, the airline states online here, it will carry passengers on the same route to their final destination at a later date – subject to seat availability. If this isn’t what you wanted, they will make a refund in accordance with the provisions of Article 10.2.
If your flight is cancelled or delayed for at least two hours, Ryanair state they will provide you with the text stating your rights, particularly with regard to compensation and assistance.