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25.07.2018 12:57
Ryanair will reduce its Dublin based fleet by 20%
90 day protective notice issued to over 100 Dublin based pilots and 200 cabin crew employees
AUTHOR: publics.bg


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Ryanair’s Board today (25 July) approved a plan to cut its Dublin based fleet from 30 to (at most) 24 aircraft for the winter 2018 season, stated the company in a press release today. The reasons given for this cut was the rapid growth of Ryanair’s Polish charter airline and decrease in bookings and airfares in Ireland due to the strikes by Irish pilots.

In the light of these Dublin base cuts, Ryanair has today issued letters of (90 days) protective notice to over 100 pilots and over 200 cabin crew employees, whose services may not be required from 28 Oct onwards, due to this 20% reduction in the Dublin fleet this winter, the press release said.

“We regret these base aircraft reductions at Dublin for Winter 2018, but the Board has decided to allocate more aircraft to those markets where we are enjoying strong growth (such as Poland), and this will result in some aircraft reductions and job cuts in country markets where business has weakened, or forward bookings are being damaged by rolling strikes by Irish pilots. Ryanair operates a fleet of over 450 aircraft from 87 bases across Europe. We can only do so if we continue to offer low fares, reliable flight services to our customers, and if our reputation for reliability or forward bookings is affected, then base and potential job cuts such as these at Dublin are a deeply regretted consequence”, said the COO Peter Bellew.
 


TAGS: Ryanair | cuts | strike | pilots | cabin crew | dublin | reductions | poland 


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