Hundreds of Ryanair flights will not take off as planned today due to pilot strikes in five countries.
The Stansted-based budget airline is scrapping the flights because of strikes by pilots in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. They are staging a 24 hour walkout over pay and conditions.
Around 250 flights have been cancelled as a result, forcing passengers who planned to travel today to rebook or take different routes.
The Irish budget airline said the strikes were “regrettable and unjustified” and called for unions to come back to the negotiating table.
It follows disruption earlier this week after it axed flights because of the threat of thunderstorms.
Despite the walkouts, 85% of its scheduled flights, more than 2,000, will operate as normal.