Advertisement


Ryanair

TheLocalYokel

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 14, 2009
12,773
343
Wurzel Country
IMPORTANT!! To reduce spam, we request that you make a post soon after completing your registration. We request you keep your account active by posting regularly. Inactive accounts risk being deleted.
Yes
Ryanair's press release in response to todays' strike vote.


STRIKE ACTION BY PILOT UNION BALPA (UK) HAS SUPPORT OF LESS THAN 30% OF RYANAIR PILOTS
07 Aug 2019

Dublin 7 Aug – We are disappointed that the pilots union BALPA, is threatening to disrupt our customers travel plans during late August, early September, when it has the support of less than 30% of Ryanair’s UK pilots.

The independent result of BALPA’s ballot shows that less than 50% of Ryanair’s UK pilots are members of BALPA, and of these, just 57% voted in favour of industrial action. This is less than 30% of Ryanair’s UK pilots. It is notable that over 70% of Ryanair’s UK pilots are either not members of BALPA, or did not vote in BALPA’s ballot, or voted against industrial action. BALPA have no mandate to disrupt our customers holidays and flights, particularly at a time when UK pilots are facing job losses due to the Boeing MAX delivery delays, and the threat of a no deal Brexit on 31 Oct.

Last year, Ryanair’s UK pilots agreed a 20% salary increase, with Senior Captain’s earning up to £180,000 p.a., which is more than competitor airline pilots in Norwegian or Jet2. BALPA is recommending a pay freeze for Jet2 pilots in return for improved rosters (which Ryanair pilots already enjoy), and/or 12 months unpaid leave for Norwegian’s Gatwick pilots.

This BALPA industrial action has no mandate from Ryanair pilots, is ill-timed just 10 weeks before Brexit, and will cause unnecessary disruption to customers holidays and travel plans. We have written to BALPA asking them to return to talks, and we apologise sincerely to customers for any uncertainty that BALPA’s ballot may cause them. We hope BALPA will now work with Ryanair to minimise job losses instead of undertaking ill-judged and ill-timed industrial action.
 

Advertisement


Jerry

Moderator
Staff member
I've upgraded to support F4A!
Jun 1, 2016
9,292
373
38
Cardiff
New country for Ryanair as they'll be launching routes to Tbilisi and Kutasai in Georgia.
 
Last edited:

Severn

Premium Member
I've upgraded to support F4A!
Mar 24, 2012
512
213
Bristol, UK
Comparing the schedules in November and in January;
FAO is 6x based in November and down to 3x based aircraft in January
TFS is 6x based in November and closes at the beginning of January
LPA is 4x based in November and closes at the beginning of January
ACE is 2x based in November and closes at the beginning of January

BFS seems to close at the beginning of November, however at the moment the timings of 1x AGP and 2x STN flights are showing as operated by a BFS based aircraft. I'm assuming this will change over the coming weeks rather than have 1x aircraft operate 3x flights a week!
 

TheLocalYokel

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 14, 2009
12,773
343
Wurzel Country
IMPORTANT!! To reduce spam, we request that you make a post soon after completing your registration. We request you keep your account active by posting regularly. Inactive accounts risk being deleted.
Yes

It's reported there was a Europe-wide Ryanair systems failure this morning causing problems with checked-in baggage. One person said that some of their party were left behind a departure from Stansted because of the failure.
 

Advertisement


Top Bottom