Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Search
Suffolk Business Awards 2018 Tickets

Word on the Street: Listen to what people in Ipswich think of Ryanair cancellations

PUBLISHED: 17:51 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:51 19 September 2017

Ryanair announced it will be cancelling between 40-50 flights each day for six weeks. Picture: CHRIS RADBURN/PA.

Ryanair announced it will be cancelling between 40-50 flights each day for six weeks. Picture: CHRIS RADBURN/PA.

The budget airline, Ryanair, announced last week that it would be making daily cancellations to its flights to improve punctuality until the end of October.

The operator announced last Friday, September 15, that it will be cancelling between 40 and 50 flights each day for six weeks.

This is in a bid to improve the punctuality of the Irish airline, which dropped to below 80% at the start of this month.

Ryanair explained it had problems with punctuality due to air traffic control capacity delays, strikes, weather disruptions, and a backlog of annual leave to pilots and cabin crew that needs to be used before December 31.

The flight cancellations make up 2% of Ryanair’s scheduled flights, but up to 285,000 passengers could be affected, including those who are flying from Stansted.

All flights are expected to return to normal by November when its winter schedule will begin and its punctuality is back up to its 90% average.

If you have been affected by Ryanair’s cancellations then please email us at newsroom@archant.co.uk

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing Ipswich teenager.

Hay fever sufferers have been warned that pollen levels are very high across much of the UK and are expected to remain so into next week.

A major review of how Suffolk’s roads are maintained was launched yesterday with the county’s new highways chief claiming that there are “improvements that can and must be made”.

The team campaigning to save a fire-damaged Suffolk village pub has made an impassioned plea for financial backers to help it reach the finishing line.

This new arrival has given another boost to the critically endangered Suffolk Punch.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in Chelmsford.

Woodbridge is set to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the town’s airborne sappers.

Proposals to award Mid Suffolk councillors an allowance rise upwards of 25% have been given the green light – just days after Babergh decided the same.

Dozens of people are expected to attend a public meeting in Ipswich tonight in the wake of a recent stabbing tragedy.

Actions taken to curb violence and drug culture in an Ipswich estate will be driven by the voices of community members, leaders have vowed.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24