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Half of people would still book with Ryanair despite cancelled flights

The airline is cancelling up to 50 flights a day until the end of October.

0443 Ryanair Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary at the press conference today Source: Leah Farrell/

HALF OF PEOPLE would still fly with Ryanair despite the airline cancelling up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks.

In a poll carried out by Ámarach Research for Claire Byrne Live and, 50% of people said recent developments wouldn’t stop them from booking flights with the budget airline.

Of the more than 1,000 adults polled, 29% said they wouldn’t buy flights with Ryanair due to the cancellations, while 21% were unsure.

Earlier today Ryanair published a list of the upcoming flights it has cancelled.

Speaking at a press conference, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary apologised to customers affected by the airline’s decision.

“This is a mess of our own making. I apologise sincerely to all our customers for any worry or concern this has caused them over the past weekend.

“We have only taken this decision to cancel this small proportion of our 2,500 daily flights so that we can provide extra standby cover and protect the punctuality of the 98% of flights that will be unaffected by these cancellations,” O’Leary said.

Read: Here’s a list of the upcoming flights cancelled by Ryanair

Read: ‘I’m sorry… it’s my mess. I have to clean it up’: Michael O’Leary apologises for cancelled Ryanair flights

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