Ryanair strike: 50% to 70% of flights cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday
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    Ryanair strike: 50% to 70% of flights cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday

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    Between 50% and 70% of Ryanair’s flights will be cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday in Belgium as a result of a strike by cabin staff of the low-cost Irish carrier, La Libre Belgique reported on Monday, quoting an internal document it was able to consult. According to the document, close to 70% of Ryanair’s flights at Zaventem Airport will be scrapped during the two-day strike on 25-26 July.

    The effect of the strike will be a little less strong at Charleroi, even if the unions are counting on the cancellation of at least 50% of the company’s flights to and from the Walloon airport.

    So far, 50 return flights out of the roughly 100 scheduled for the 25th have been cancelled, while 54 of those that had been planned for the 25th have been scrapped.

    La Libre Belgique disclosed that Ryanair was reportedly trying to bring in staff from the United Kingdom to minimize the effect of the strike, which will also be observed in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    Jason Bennett
    The Brussels Times