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Ryanair to cancel 18,000 more flights and end some routes

Ryanair is cancelling 18,000 more flights between November 2017 and March 2018. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

The airline Ryanair has announced it is to cancel 18,000 more flights between November 2017 and March 2018 and it will fly 25 fewer aircraft.

It will affect 400,000 passengers.

The airline is already cancelling 50 flights a day during September and October because of a shortage of pilots. The company admits it made a mistake with the rostering of annual leave.

Now the airline says it is "slowing growth" by flying 25 fewer aircraft from its fleet of 400 from November. There will be 10 fewer aircraft flying from April 2018.

Among the 34 routes suspended from November to March are the flights between Stansted in Essex and Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Ryanair is suspending 34 routes from November including two from Stansted airport in Essex. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

Ryanair says that by reducing its flying schedule it will "eliminate all risk of further flight cancellations because slower growth creates lots of spare aircraft and crews across Ryanair’s 86 bases this winter."

34 routes are being suspended by Ryanair between November and March

  • Bucharest – Palermo
  • Chania – Athens
  • Chania – Pafos
  • Chania – Thessaloniki
  • Cologne – Berlin (SXF)
  • Edinburgh – Szczecin
  • Glasgow – Las Palmas
  • Hamburg – Edinburgh
  • Hamburg – Katowice
  • Hamburg – Oslo (TRF)
  • Hamburg – Thessaloniki
  • Hamburg – Venice (TSF)
  • London (LGW) – Belfast
  • London (STN) – Edinburgh
  • London (STN) – Glasgow
  • Newcastle – Faro
  • Newcastle – Gdansk
  • Sofia – Castellon
  • Sofia – Memmingen
  • Sofia – Pisa
  • Sofia – Stockholm (NYO)
  • Sofia – Venice (TSF)
  • Thessaloniki – Bratislava
  • Thessaloniki – Paris BVA
  • Thessaloniki – Warsaw (WMI)
  • Trapani – Baden Baden
  • Trapani – Frankfurt (HHN)
  • Trapani – Genoa
  • Trapani – Krakow
  • Trapani – Parma
  • Trapani – Rome FIU
  • Trapani – Trieste
  • Wroclaw – Warsaw
  • Gdansk – Warsaw

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