As announced earlier on Wednesday, Ryanair cancels all from/to Chania airport flights from November to March.
It has to be mentioned that all Ryanair’ domestic flights from/to Greek regional airports were cancelled and the booking system is closed, except from flights from/to Athens airport to other European countries.
Customers who already booked are starting to receive cancellation emails.
Ryanair’ website is showing no bookable Nov – March flights Chania – Athens, apart from a couple of December dates.
Ryanair To End Rostering Cancellations By Slowing Growth This Winter
Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline today (27 Sept) confirmed it will slow its growth this winter (Nov 17 to Mar 18), by flying 25 less aircraft (of its 400 fleet) from November, and 10 fewer aircraft (of 445) from April 2018. By reducing its flying schedule in this controlled manner Ryanair will;
-eliminate all risk of further flight cancellations, because slower growth creates lots of spare aircraft and crews across Ryanair’s 86 bases this winter.
-roster all of the extra pilot leave necessary in Oct, Nov and Dec to meet the IAA’s requirement to complete a 9 month annual leave transition period (April to Dec ‘17) so that Ryanair starts a new calendar leave year from 1st Jan 2018 with no backlog.
-roster almost 40% of the annual pilot leave requirement for 2018 in Q1 2018, which removes risk of roster problems recurring next year.
-roll out a series of low fare seat sales for winter 2017 confident that there will be no further roster related cancellations.
Slower growth this winter will have positive but differing impacts on Ryanair’s stakeholder groups as follows;