Civil Aviation Authority now investigating compliance issues over rebooking flights with other airlines.
In a new and unexpected round of cancellations over 30 routes ( and possibly a few more) have been effectively mothballed over the quieter winter period, including all flights from London to Scotland.
Other carriers already service most of the routes, cancelled by Ryanair so this will reduce overall and possibly surplus capacity.
The airline has confirmed it is removing 25 of its 400 planes from service resulting in 2 million fewer passengers carried than was originally scheduled in the year to March 2018. Effectively this is 129 million down from 131 million.
In the year to March 2019, Ryanair now says it will carry 4 million fewer customers than planned, with the number falling from 142 million to 138 million.
The additional 400,000 cancellations, is in addition to the 315,000 bookings cancelled earlier this month. Those affected will additionally get a 'bonus' voucher designed to cover the cost of another later Ryanair flight.....
It is estimated the cancellation and compensation costs budgeted for will be in the region of €25m. The move is designed to "eliminate" they say all risk of further flight cancellations.
A complicating factor is that Ryanair has been forced to make and additional cancellation round as their pilots have nearly all refused to surrender part of their holiday in return for an extra payment (at the end of next year) £12,000 with certain retention conditions.
The delays announced earlier (and explained on this link)were caused by management "messing up" pilots' rotas said the airline.
The 34 suspended Ryanair routes from November to March 2018:
|1. Bucharest - Palermo||18. Sofia - Castellon|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo2. Chania - Athens||18. Sofia - Castellon19. Sofia - Memmingen|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo3. Chania - Pafos||18. Sofia - Castellon20. Sofia - Pisa|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo4. Cologne - Berlin||18. Sofia - Castellon21. Sofia - Stockholm|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo5. Chania - Thessaloniki||18. Sofia - Castellon22. Sofia - Venice|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo6. Edinburgh - Szczecin||18. Sofia - Castellon23. Thessaloniki - Bratislava|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo7. Glasgow - Las Palmas||18. Sofia - Castellon24. Thessaloniki - Paris|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo8. Hamburg - Edinburgh||18. Sofia - Castellon25. Thessaloniki - Warsaw|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo9. Hamburg - Katowice||18. Sofia - Castellon26. Trapani - Baden Baden|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo10. Hamburg - Oslo||18. Sofia - Castellon27. Trapani - Frankfurt|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo11. Hamburg - Thessaloniki||18. Sofia - Castellon28. Trapani - Genoa|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo12. Hamburg - Venice||18. Sofia - Castellon29. Trapani - Krakow|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo13. London Gatwick - Belfast||18. Sofia - Castellon30. Trapani - Parma|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo14. London Stansted - Edinburgh||18. Sofia - Castellon31. Trapani - Rome|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo15. London Stansted - Glasgow||18. Sofia - Castellon32. Trapani - Trieste|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo16. Newcastle - Faro||18. Sofia - Castellon33. Wroclaw - Warsaw|
|1. Bucharest - Palermo17. Newcastle - Gdansk||18. Sofia - Castellon34. Gdansk - Warsaw|
List research courtesy CITYAM
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