A number of Ryanair flights have been cancelled due to a strike on September 28, but Tallinn Airport confirmed that the Irish discount airline’s scheduled flights to and from Tallinn remained unaffected.
Of 2,400 flights scheduled for September 28, Ryanair canceled nearly 250, as flight crews in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain were on strike.
The strike affected some 30,000 travelers, but according to Margot Holts, the director of communications at Tallinn Airport, those traveling to or from Tallinn were not among them.
“All Ryanair flights to and from Tallinn were operate as scheduled,” Holts said.
The Irish airline confirmed that the strike affected some 30,000 travelers.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has previously said that the airline will not make any concessions to strikers, and called recent strikes unsuccessful.
At the center of the strike is the Ryanair employees’ demand for increased wages as well as the fact that a number of people working for Ryanair are not officially on the company’s payroll, working for the airline instead as subcontracted self-employed persons; this means that they do not receive benefits intended for Ryanair employees. (ERR/Business World Magazine)