Ryanair Scraps 190 Flights as German, Spanish Crews to Strike


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Tail fins of Ryanair Holdings Plc aircraft stand next to each other at Dublin Airport, operated by Dublin Airport Authority, in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Ryanair provides low fare passenger airline services to destinations in Europe.: 1482159503_Ryanair_02

Only a “tiny minority” of staff are involved in the action, Ryanair said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the scrapped services amount to 8 percent of the planned schedule and will affect about 30,000 customers.

The strike is the latest salvo from pilots and flight attendants involved in a year-long industrial dispute that’s seen hundreds of flights hit and fares slide. Ryanair said it has made “significant progress” in talks over recent weeks, culminating in accords with some staff in Ireland, the U.K., Italy and Germany.

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