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Alfred Sant requests European Commission action on Ryanair flight cancellations

The airline has told some 400,000 passengers that their flight have been cancelled following a pilot rostering blunder

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Yannick Pace
20 September 2017, 4:22pm
The blunder was referred to as a 'mess of our own making', by CEO Michael O'Leary
The blunder was referred to as a 'mess of our own making', by CEO Michael O'Leary
Former Prime Minister and Labour MEP Alfred Sant has requested that the European Commission outline what steps it actions it planned to take over flight cancellations by low-cost carrier Ryanair.

The airline announced that it would be cancelling 40 to 50 flights a day until the end of October.

“Based on the dominant position that Ryanair has acquired in the last years over a huge number of traffic routes in Europe, as well as the way the referred mass cancellation policy will impact various Member States of the EU, what kind of action is the European Commission preparing to take towards Ryanair?” asked Sant.

Ryanair has informed 400,000 passengers that their flights have been cancelled after admitting to a ‘mess-up’ on pilot rostering. 

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Yannick joined MaltaToday as a journalist in 2016. His main areas of interest are politics...