New Ryanair strike day with 11 flights cancelled and 50 delays

by Lorraine Williamson
Ryanair strike

MADRID – From today, Tuesday, until Friday 15 July, a new round of strike days by Ryanair in Spain will start. The cabin crew of Ryanair is on strike because it wants the airline to adapt the contracts to Spanish law. 

In addition to this week’s 24-hour strike days, the USO and Sitcpla unions have also called on cabin crew to stop working on July 18-21 and July 25-28 at the ten Spanish airports where the Irish company operates. In the first six days of the strikes, more than 200 flights were cancelled and 1,250 flights were delayed. The power plants denounce the Irish low-cost company’s practices. And, furthermore, they warn that it is not aligning its contracts with Spanish law.

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Ryanair cancelled 11 flights early in the morning, eight of them departing or destined for El Prat de Barcelona. Two more with origin and destination in Madrid-Barajas, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Milan, Rome. And then also one from Valencia to London. In addition, 50 flights are piling up delays. 

Negotiations on the collective agreement 

The unions had already declared six days of strike on June 24, 25, 26 and 30 and July 1 and 2. This was for the airline’s ten bases in Spain;

  • Madrid
  • Malaga
  • Barcelona, ​​
  • Alicante
  • Sevilla
  • Palma
  • Valencia
  • Girona
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Ibiza

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These first six days resulted in the cancellation of 215 flights to or from Spain and more than 1,225 delays. After these six days, however, the unions continue to demand a change of behaviour from the airline and that it resume negotiations on a collective agreement that includes decent working conditions and Spanish legislation for its employees. 

Easyjet strike resumed on 15 July 

In addition, on July 15, the strike that USO has called for EasyJet TCPs at its Malaga, Palma and Barcelona bases will resume, running until Sunday 17 and returning next Friday the 29th. 

How do I know if my flight has been cancelled? 

Travellers wishing to check Ryanair’s cancelled flights can do so via the airline’s website by entering their flight number and departure date. In addition, passengers affected by the cancellation will receive a notification in the email with which they registered the purchase. 

How to claim if my flight has been cancelled? 

Ryanair passengers who have their flight cancelled are entitled to financial compensation of €250 for flights up to 1,500 kilometres away, €400 for intra-Community flights, from 1,500 to 3,000 kilometres and €600 for the rest. 

To claim the refund and economic compensation, a claim form must be completed by the company itself or by letter to AENA enclosing a copy of the relevant documents such as tickets, locator number, copies of passport/ID, and supporting documents or invoices. 

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