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Ryanair To Cancel More Flights

Ryanair is drop 25 aircraft between November 2017 and March 2018. It will only fly 375 out of its 400 strong fleet. It will also reduce its summer time aircafts by 10 to 435 from April 2018.

Ryanair are hoping to eliminate risk of further flight cancellations which it announced earlier this month. This will help alleviate other aircraft with more staff across Ryanair's 86 bases.

It is hoped that the Irish Aviation Authority's (IAA)requirements will be met by the January 1st.

40% of all annual pilot leave will be met by the first Q1 of 2018, this will reduce the risk of roster problems recurring next year.

Meanwhile Ryanair have announced that the first wave of flights under the new system have shown improved punctuality. 3 didn't even arrive!

CEO of Ryanair, Micheal O'Leary, said today “We sincerely apologise to those customers who have been affected by last week’s flight cancellations, or these sensible schedule changes announced today. While over 99% of our 129m customers will not have been affected by any cancellations or disruptions, we deeply regret any doubt we caused existing customers last week about Ryanair’s reliability, or the risk of further cancellations.

From today, there will be no more rostering related flight cancellations this winter or in summer 2018. Slower growth this winter, will create lots of spare aircraft and crews which will allow us to manage the exceptional volumes of annual leave we committed to delivering in the 9 months to Dec 2017. We will start a new 12 month leave period on the 1st of Jan 2018 in full compliance with EU regulations and the IAA’s requirements.

All of the passengers who have been affected by these disruptions have now been offered re-accommodation or full refunds and their applicable EU261 entitlements. In addition today, they are receiving a travel voucher (€40 one way/€80 return) which they may use to book any Ryanair flight of their choice during October for travel between October and March 2018. We look forward to welcoming them all on board.”