Ryanair Drops 50 to 60 daily flights

Ryan Air has announced a decision to drop 50 to 60 flights across Europe over the next 6 weeks. They say it is to improve "system-wide punctuality". Ryanair punctuality has fallen to 80% in the last 2 weeks, they blame the delays on Air Traffic Control delays and strikes, Ryanair staff holidays and the weather. Ryanair management say that these delays are outside of their control and they take no responsibility, though they implement the new annual leave policy during this period.

Ryanair carried over 24million guests in July and August, the new rules surround cabin crew annual leave are the fault of the Irish Aviation Authority. These new rule in turn effect the Air Traffic Control capacity restrictions in the UK, Germany and Spain.

Ryanair go on to blame French Air Traffic Control strikes for delays.

Ryanair will now move to reduce the flights by 2% over the next six weeks with standby aircraft for traveller's wishing to take later flights, in other words the 2% of flights will not be available to be late and thus those flights will not be consider late, which is much more acceptable to Ryanair and its customers.

Ryanair will offer alternative punctual flights or a full refund.