RYANAIR has canceled a number of flights this weekend and Brits en route to Europe will be affected.
Some lights operated by Belgian cabin crews this weekend are being canceled due to planned strike action.
The cancellations affect around half of scheduled flights from Brussels and Charleroi airports this weekend.
Ryanair employs 650 people in Belgium, including 400 cabin crew members.
A statement from Ryanair explained that all affected customers will be notified via email and informed of their options such as flight changes or refunds.
The airline said it was “confident” that more than 50 per cent of flights will continue to operate as scheduled.
They have also asked customers traveling this weekend to check the status of their flight on the Ryanair app.
Belgian cabin crew members are reported to be on strike over disagreements over staff pay and basic labor rights, with one example saying “employees banned from flying due to pregnancy … have been without pay or benefits for months.”
Ryanair’s cancellation policy allows passengers to change their flight, transfer to the next available flight or request a full refund.
If no other direct flight can be found, the airline will look for alternative transportation such as train, bus, airline or rental car.
For more information on Ryanair’s cancellation policy, go to their website.
Ryanair’s People Director Darrell Hughes said: “This is incredibly frustrating [trade union] CNE has consistently rejected offers of arbitration and appears intent on causing unwarranted disruption to thousands of Ryanair customers this weekend.
“Having worked closely with our people during a difficult period of Covid recovery, CNE should now work with Ryanair to deliver negotiated solutions rather than embark on this premature and pointless strike.
“Ryanair remains available for negotiation or mediation and is calling on CNE to cancel this strike action, which will be disruptive to our customers and their families, many of whom are planning their first vacation in two years.”
Sun Online Travel has reached out to Ryanair for further comment.
Yesterday, Ryanair launched a flash sale with flights to destinations like Spain and Italy for less than a fiver.
The low-cost airline recently started 10 new routes from Great Britain, including flights to the Spanish islands and Italy.
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