Ryanair finally agreed to publish full list of cancelled flights for the coming three days.
Cancelled flights from or to Brussels:
- 18/09 – Brussels to Dublin – Flight Number: 1453
- 19/09 – Brussels Charleroi to Madrid – Flight Number: 5463
- 20/09 – Brussels to Barcelona – Flight Number: 2917
- 20/09 – Brussels Charleroi to Bologna – Flight Number: 2917
- 20/09 – Brussels Charleroi to Copenhagen – Flight Number: 201
- 20/09 – Brussels Charleroi to Bordeaux – Flight Number: 1388
- 20/09 – Copenhagen to Brussels Charleroi – Flight Number: 200
The full list of these flight cancellations (from Thurs 21st to Thurs Oct 31st) will appear on the Ryanair.com website later today, and customers affected by these cancellations will be emailed with offers of alternative flights or full refunds, and details of their EU261 compensation entitlement.
The airports where one line of flying will be removed for the next 6 weeks are as follows, (these airports have been selected because of the high frequency of flights Ryanair operates to/from these airports where customers can be offered the most accommodating options):
|Barcelona||1 of 12 lines of flights|
|Brussels Charl||1 of 13 lines of flights|
|Dublin||1 of 23 lines of flights|
|Lisbon||1 of 4 lines of flights|
|London Stan||2 of 41 lines of flights|
|Madrid||1 of 13 lines of flight|
|Milan Bergamo||1 of 14 lines of flights|
|Porto||1 of 8 lines of flights|
|Rome Fiumi||1 of 3 lines of flights|
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“While over 98% of our customers will not be affected by these cancellations over the next 6 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.
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 Sept and Oct because we are trying to allocate a full year’s leave into a 9 month period from April to December. 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% of flights that will be unaffected by these cancellations.”