Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights/day

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Under European Union laws for cancelled short-haul flights, airlines must offer a refund or book passengers onto another of their flights to the same destination.

Des Manning told KCLR Live they've been busy fielding calls about it and thankfully haven't had any of their customers affected yet.

"We apologise sincerely to the small number of customers affected by these cancellations and will be doing our utmost to arrange alternative flights and/or full refunds for them".

Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief of price comparison site Money.co.uk, says: "It's so disappointing for Ryanair passengers whose flights have been cancelled especially at such late notice".

However, many travellers have now demanded that Ryanair release a list of all of the flights that will be cancelled over the next six weeks, with some complaining they have been left "in limbo".

Firstly, the company changed its holiday year from January to December rather than April to March.

The flight must have departed from an EU airport, operating by any airline, or it must be arriving into an EU airport and be operated by an EU airline.

By reducing its scheduled flying programme over the next six weeks by less than 2% (of its over 2,500 daily flights), the airline will create additional standby aircraft which will help restore on-time performance to its 90% average.

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It has furnished a list of affected flights up until Wednesday, but so far Shannon flights aren't affected.

O'Leary said the budget airline should be able to put 70-85 percent of customers on flights the same day. Be sure to document what you spend, though and keep receipts.

Ryanair Holdings Plc risks reviving its reputation for slack customer service with a move to scrap hundreds of flights through the end of October because of poor planning amid aggressive expansion.

Compensation is also only payable if the cancellation is the airline's fault.

Ryanair has not issued a response to the recruitment claims.

THE majority of standard travel insurance policies won't cover you for flight cancellations and other costs. It will be refunded on the card you used to pay for the booking.

"The passenger-rights regulation known as EC261 is there to balance the rights of passengers with the needs of airlines".

However he said Ryanair would not book passengers onto flights with rival carriers.

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