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Ryanair Adds Extra Flights in Response to Aer Lingus Strikes

Ryanair today (24 June 2024) announced that it would add extra flights to/from London Stansted, Malaga and Faro airports on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June in response to the pilot strikes at Aer Lingus. The strike has caused many Ryanair flights to be completely sold out to these destinations next weekend.

Contrary to some false social media claims, Ryanair has not increased its fares in response to the Aer Lingus pilot strikes. Due to sold-out flights, Ryanair is now adding 2 additional return flights to/from London Stansted on Sat 29th and Sun 30th Jun, 2 flights on the Malaga/Dublin route on Sat 29th and Faro/Dublin route on Sun 30th Jun. Fares on the Stansted flights start at €270 one way, with fares on the Malaga flights starting at €330 one way, and on the Faro flight at €340 one way.

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Office Dara Brady said: 

“We decided last week not to increase airfares in response to the Aer Lingus pilot strikes. As a result, many of our flights next weekend have completely sold out. We are pleased to be able to add these extra flights to London, Malaga and Faro next weekend using one of our spare aircraft. These flights will sell out quickly so we urge all intending passengers whose Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled, to book quickly and early to avail of these very scarce additional seats. 

In the meantime, we are working closely with Aer Lingus to accept some of their transfer passengers (although we have very limited seat availability) during the school holidays. We are working with Aer Lingus to assist disrupted passengers where we have seat availability, and we have also offered Aer Lingus some wet lease capacity over the coming days, if that will assist them to help disrupted passengers during these regrettable and unnecessary pilot strikes.

Flight times below:

 Sat 29 Jun Sun 30 Jun 
 OutRetOutRet
DUB – LON06:4508:3012:5014:35
DUB – MAL10:2014:55
DUB – FAO 06:1509:20
Allie Sheehan
Allie Sheehan
I have worked in the travel industry for seven years, from working in American Holidays and The Travel Corporation I have a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of travel. Before joining ITTN I worked for Facebook which gave me the inside knowledge of the wonderful world of social media. I have a BSc in Event Management and am also a qualified beauty therapist (which definitely comes in handy in this business). Recently I joined the AWTE Ireland committee and I am enjoying working with and connecting with the network of women in travel.
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