Ryanair two-day strike cancels 400 flights in Spain
A total of 600 flights have been canceled throughout Europe, estimated to affect some 100,000 passengers
The low-cost airline Ryanair has canceled some 400 flights going to or leaving from airports in the State due to the cabin crew strike in Spain, Portugal, and Belgium called for the 25 and 26th of July.
According to the company, 12% of the 2,400 flights that the airline operates daily throughout Europe were canceled, with the objective of “minimizing the impact” of the stoppage.
In a statement, Ryanair estimated that the two days of the strike will affect up to 600 flights around Europe and that some 100,000 passengers will have their travel plans changed. The company further assured that it has already contacted said affected customers, who will be placed on other flights, or reimbursed for the ticket price.
Ryanair also stated that additional customer service personnel had been hired in order to provide support for the handling of refunds or relocations of affected clients. Meanwhile, wrote the airline, the majority of users – some 88% - will not be affected by the strike.