RYANAIR said reports that it was “at risk” of axing 1,500 jobs is false – and that 900 staff members jobs were at risk.
This includes pilots and flight attendants who work for the budget airline.
A leaked internal video, revealed by Bloomberg saw Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary claim the low-cost carrier had an excess of “500 pilots and 400 flight attendants”.
It also claimed that another 600 people would fall into those risk position next year.
He made the comments in an internal video to staff following the release on Monday of financial results for the three months to June 30, saying job cuts would take place at around the end of September and again after Christmas.
However, a spokesperson has claimed that this is not true.
A Ryanair spokesperson told Sun Online Travel that “900 current staff could be impacted” but that the number of 1,500 jobs at risk was “falsely reported”.
Ryanair currently employs approximately 5,000 pilots and 9,000 flight attendants, according to the Bloomberg report.
Passengers travelling with Ryanair this summer could face disruptions as crew announce their intent to strike.
The airline’s cabin crew in Portugal have announced a series of strikes, just after the unions for its UK and Irish pilots said they were voting on industrial action.
Ryanair cabin crew in Portugal are set to strike for five days in August in a dispute over pay and conditions, the SNPVAC union said on Wednesday.
However, the exact dates have not been confirmed yet.
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