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Ryanair cancels flights

Ryanair, which operates from Stansted, Luton and Southend airports, has announced cancellations of between 1,500 to 2,000 flights until the end of October 2017.

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Ryanair to cancel 50 flights a day for next six weeks

Flights axed in a bid to improve punctuality Credit: Ryanair

Bosses at Ryanair have announced that is cancelling up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks - to make its schedule more punctual.

The airline which is based at Stansted said the flights axed would affect less than 2 per cent of its passengers and anyone hit would be offered alternative flights or refunded.

In a statement on its website the company said the move would:

"...improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather disruptions and the impact of increased holiday allocations to pilots and cabin crew as the airline moves to allocate annual leave during a 9 month transition period."

– Ryanair

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