In a press release, the low-cost airline explains that the stoppage has garnered little support, as it was organised by “two minority cabin crew unions”, and therefore no disruptions to Ryanair flights are expected.
“These two small unions, which represent just a handful of our Spanish cabin crew, carried out a series of 'strikes' with little support in June and July, which had little or no impact on Ryanair's flights”, noting that, in July, it performed more than 3,000 daily flights and carried a record 16.8 million passengers, including many bound for Spain.
For this reason, the airline says that the current strike will have an equally small impact, not least because the few Ryanair flights that were cancelled in July, on the occasion of the previous strike, were largely affected by the stoppage of air controllers, and not by the strike of the cabin crew.
In addition, Ryanair adds, the airline is confident that the fact that it has reached an agreement with the CCOO union, which represents the majority of the airline's crew, will make a difference in the number of flights that will be affected.
“The vast majority of Ryanair's Spanish cabin crew is represented by the CCOO union, which has already reached an employment agreement with Ryanair that covers the majority of our Spanish cabin crew”, said the company.