Ryanair forced to cancel number of flights to European hotspot | The Sun

RYANAIR has confirmed that they have had to cancel a number of flights this month due to upcoming strikes.

Pilots from the low-cost carrier based at Charleroi Airport in Belgium will walk out for two days.

The strike will take place from August 14 to August 15, following a dispute over pay and working hours.

Ryanair has since said they will be forced to cancel 80 flights to and from Belgium over the two days, affecting 40 of the 170 daily flights.

The unions said in a press release: "We apologise in advance to passengers planning to travel with Ryanair between now and October 2024 who may be affected by these strikes."

"But we can no longer allow Ryanair to violate the basic principles of Belgian social dialogue."

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Passengers affected will be contacted about alternative flights or refunds.

However if not contacted, Ryanair has said the flight will remain unaffected.

A two-day walkout in Brussels last month saw nearly 100 flights cancelled.

Strikes could also take place at Gatwick Airport this month.

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Unite members working for ground handling company Red Handling will walk out for four days from August 18, and a further four days from August 25, which includes the bank holiday.

Members of the union employed by Wilson James, which operates Gatwick's passenger assistance contract, will walk out for three days from August 18, and a further three days from August 22.

Airlines such as Norwegian, Delta, TAP and Norse Atlantic are just some of those that could be affected, with more than 216 flights set to be disrupted.

Wizz Air has confirmed it has made adjustments to flights "on selected days between certain destinations".

And back in July easyJet confirmed they would cancel 1,700 flights over the summer to prevent last-minute daily cancellations.

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