Ryanair to cancel up to 300 flights due to strike

Ryanair Holdings PLC RYA will cancel up to 300 flights per day on July 25 and July 26 to or from Spain, Portugal and Belgium due to a strike by cabin-crew unions in the three countries, it said.

The budget airline said it will cancel up to about 24% of its more-than 830 daily flights to or from Spain, 27% of its 180 flights to or from Portugal and 31% of its 160 flights to or from Belgium.

The Dublin-based company said it has contacted the 50,000 passengers affected by cancellations on each of the two days to offer them alternative flights on different dates or a full refund of their airfares.

The affected passengers represent about 12% of Ryanair’s 430,000 passengers across Europe, the company said.

In early July, the Cabin Crew United representative body published demands for improvements to economic conditions and safety, and called for "a fair and supportive work culture."

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said the strikes are "entirely unjustified and will achieve nothing other than to disrupt family holidays and benefit competitor airlines in Belgium, Portugal and Spain."

London-listed shares at 0838 GMT were down 0.1% at 1417.30 pence

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