Ryanair strike: All dates for Irish tourists as Portugal, Spain and Italy holidays to be hit

Irish holidaymakers could have their travel plans disrupted this summer after Ryanair staff across Europe announced plans to strike at the end of the month.

The action could cause significant impacts on Irish passengers as flights may be forced to cancel.

Fears that a similar situation seen in France last week will arise in Ireland have now come to the surface after Ryanair’s French cabin crew went on strike on Sunday and Monday, demanding better pay and working conditions.

READ MORE:Chaos for Irish tourists traveling to Portugal as Ryanair cabin crew plan three-day strike in June

According to a union representative, the strike saw more than 40 flights being cancelled.

People board a Ryanair flight (stock image)
People board a Ryanair flight (stock image)

Here is a look at the planned strike dates for Portugal, Spain and Italy.


Ryanair’s Portuguese cabin crew have said a tree day strike will go ahead on June 24, 25 and 26.

The strike could see a possible 50 flights to and from Ireland to Portugal impacted over the course of the three days.

Workers are demanding compliance with Portuguese law and better working conditions, Portugal’s union of civil aviation personnel SNPVAC said in a statement on Tuesday.

“This mobilization is not only an opportunity to put the spotlight on multiple attacks on workers’ dignity and to make this reality known but also a moment to show unity and solidarity against dumping,” the union added.


The strike in Portugal comes just one day after Ryanair’s Spanish cabin crew announced the six-day strike.

The action will take place on June 24, 35, 26 and 30, and on July 1 and 2.

Workers have cited discontent with working conditions and pay as the reason for the strike.


Ryanair’s Italian cabin crew has become the latest to announce strikes after unions representing staff in Italy called for a 24-hour strike on June 25.

The action will coincide with walkouts in both Spain and Portugal.

Unions FILT-CGIL and UIL Trasporti said they sought improved pay and conditions after staging a four-hour stoppage earlier in June.

Irish Ryanair cabin crews have not voted to strike, but the strike action will potentially affect thousands of Irish with holiday plans this summer.

The Irish Mirror have contacted Ryanair for comment.

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