More bad news for anyone planning on flying with Ryanair this Friday.
The airline have just announced the cancellation of 24 flights today, which will affect thousands of passengers.
This decision comes after a pilot union refused to postpone its planned strike action for this Friday.
Ryanair had invited representatives of trade union Fórsa, who are behind the upcoming strike, to discuss the ongoing row over how transfers, holidays and promotions are allocated among their pilots.
Ryanair said that unless the pilots postponed their strike by 5pm yesterday, the airline would be forced to cancel 24 flights today, mainly between Ireland and the UK, for this Friday, July 20th.
According to The Independent, a spokesperson for the trade union confirmed that this deadline was not met.
“We needed more notice than what they had asked. We’re in the business of solving an industrial dispute. The earliest we can meet them is on either Wednesday or Thursday,” they said.
Eddie Wilson, chief people officer at Ryanair, said many of the proposals made by Fórsa at a meeting with airline management last week were “contradictory and work to the disadvantage of Irish pilots and our business model.''
Passengers are understandably upset at this further disruption with many taking to social media to vent their frustration.
One wrote, ''Why does anyone still book with that joke of an airline?'' while others showed their support for the pilots striking, saying, ''absolutely no one gives up a days pay without good reason. Ryanair pilots are changing the game for all staff in the company and deserve nothing but support.''
Keep on eye out for any updates and fingers crossed that you're not affected!