Ryanair passengers in the United Kingdom may experience some disruption on Thursday and Friday after a call for a pilot strike in the UK. For its part, the company said Thursday morning that its flight plan remained unchanged.
"Little disruption" according to Ryanair
Pilots members of the British trade union Balpa have voted work stoppages for this Thursday and Friday, as well as for the period from 2 to 4 September. Claims include wages, pensions and maternity benefits.
Ryanair, however, pointed out that there was little disruption to the movement, with at most delays and some flight changes. "Thanks to the hard work and remarkable voluntarism of the vast majority of our UK-based pilots, Ryanair is planning to hold its entire flight schedule from and to the UK on Thursday and Friday," the group said.
A strike blocked in Ireland
The Irish low-cost company tried to block the move by the British court, but the London High Court rejected Ryanair's appeal late Wednesday. The court, however, blocked the strike in Ireland, where a work stoppage was also planned by Ryanair pilots on Thursday and Friday. Entered by Ryanair, the Dublin High Court ruled that this social movement must be "blocked".