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Here's a list of the upcoming flights cancelled by Ryanair

Affected customers will be offered refunds or alternative flights.

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RYANAIR HAS PUBLISHED a list of the upcoming flights it has cancelled.

Speaking at a press conference today, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary apologised to customers affected by the airline’s decision to cancel up to 50 flights a day.

Here is a list of the individual flights affected so far.

“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.

The airline has said the cancellations, taking place until the end of October, have been “allocated where possible to Ryanair’s bigger base airports and routes with multiple daily frequencies so that Ryanair can offer these disrupted customers the maximum number of alternate flights and routes in order to minimise inconvenience to them”.

The worst affected airports are:

  • Barcelona: 1 of 12 lines of flights*
  • Brussels Charleroi: 1 of 13 lines of flights
  • Dublin: 1 of 23 lines of flights
  • Lisbon: 1 of 4 lines of flights
  • London Stansted: 2 of 41 lines of flights
  • Madrid: 1 of 13 lines of flights
  • Milan Bergamo: 1 of 14 lines of flights
  • Porto: 1 of 8 lines of flights
  • Rome Fiumi: 1 of 3 lines of flights

*A line of flight refers to a return journey from one airport to another

About 400,000 people will have their flights cancelled.

Compensation

O’Leary estimated that the move will cost Ryanair around €25 million in compensation and loss of profits.

He said the situation has come about due to issues with the allocation of annual leave.

Ryanair is not short of pilots — we were able to fully crew our peak summer schedule in June, July and August — but we have messed up the allocation of annual leave to pilots in September and October because we are trying to allocate a full year’s leave into a nine-month period from April to December.

“This issue will not recur in 2018 as Ryanair goes back onto a 12-month calendar leave year from 1 January to 31 December 2018,” O’Leary said.

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

Read : Explainer: Here’s what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight

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