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Ryanair promises pilots job security, better pay than rivals

Recently, the Irish airline announced cancellation of thousands of flights saying it didn't have enough standby pilots to ensure smooth operation of its schedule

Reuters  |  Dublin 

Ryanair on Thursday promised its pilots significant improvements in pay and conditions, saying it would exceed rates paid by rivals and improve job security, according to a letter to pilots seen by Reuters. The Irish airline, the largest in Europe by passenger numbers, has in recent weeks announced the cancellation of thousands of flights, saying it did not have enough standby pilots to ensure the smooth operation of its schedule. The move has sparked customer outrage and a wage of negative media coverage across Europe. Unions have said a significant number of pilots have ...

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First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 17:10 IST