Ryanair Confirm Algarve Strikes, Ryanair has cancelled over 300 flights that will affect many regions of Europe this week including the Algarve. Other areas affected by the cabin crew strike are Belgium and Spain.
Apparently up to 50,000 passengers could have their holidays disrupted over the coming weeks and approximately 50 flights between Portugal and the rest of Europe have been scrapped.
Customers will be notified a week in advance of the disruptions which Ryanair have have said are “unnecessary strikes”.
On days where strikes occur Portugal will be forced to remove one in three flights but as of yet which flights and airport to be worst affected is unknown.
Ryanair’s Chief marketing Officer, Kenny Jacob has apologised to passengers but still couldn’t help having a dig at the Ryanair staff,
“Ryanair apologizes to customers affected by these disruptions, which we tried to avoid at all costs. Whereas Ryanair’s cabin crew earns excellent salaries of up to €40,000 per year in countries with high youth unemployment, leading work hours within the industry (14 days off per month), excellent sales commissions, a uniform allowance and paid sick leave, these strikes are completely unjustified and will only result in disruption to family holidays and will benefit competing airlines in Portugal, Spain and Belgium.”