Ryanair Welcomes Irish Court Ruling Confirming No Eu261 Compensation Is Due For 2018 Internal Strikes

27 Feb 2019

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (27 Feb) welcomed Swords (Dublin) District Court’s recent ruling confirming that no EU261 compensation was due to customers whose flights were delayed/cancelled because of internal strike action in Ryanair last year, as such strikes are beyond the airline’s control.

Ryanair fully complies with all EU261 legislation and has re-accommodated or refunded all customers affected by the small number of strike delays/cancellations, and provided full assistance to customers where needed, including accommodation, meals and rerouting.

However, as these cancellations are beyond Ryanair’s control, no EU261 compensation payments are due, as confirmed by this Swords District Court ruling.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“We welcome this ruling by Swords District Court confirming that no compensation is payable to customers when the (strike) delay/cancellation is beyond the airline’s control. If these strikes, by a tiny minority of Ryanair crew, were within Ryanair’s control, there would be no strikes and no delays/cancellations.

This ruling follows similar court decisions in Barcelona, Badajoz, Orense or Pontevedra in Spain. Ryanair fully complies with all EU261 legislation and processes all valid EU261 claims within an industry leading 10 days.”