Ryanair will also fly 25 fewer planes through the winter and suspend more than 30 routes with the latest moves affecting around 400,000 passengers – causing widespread anger. Tony McDonough reports
Troubled airline Ryanair has released full details of the 18,000 flights it will be cancelling between November and March as it continues to grapple with a staffing crisis.
None of the carrier’s routes out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport are affected but many services out of Manchester will be.
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Ryanair will also fly 25 fewer planes through the winter and suspend more than 30 routes with the latest moves affecting around 400,000 passengers.
A couple of weeks ago the Irish carrier, which flies to more than 30 destinations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, said it was cancelling 2,000 flights a week until October 31.
Ryanair is suffering a shortage of pilots blaming problems with a new system to allocating leave. Last week it offered bonuses of more than £10,000 to persuade senior pilots to cancel planned leave.
Those passengers affected by the move will be offered alternative flights or full refunds.
They will also be offered vouchers of 40 euro (£35) one way or 80 euros return towards on alternative flights on top of any refund.