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26th July, 2018

Ryanair flights cancelled



Irish budget airline Ryanair cancelled its Budapest-Barcelona flights for Wednesday and Thursday because of a strike.

Ryanair flight crews in Belgium, Portugal, Italy and Spain announced a two-day strike starting Wednesday, the biggest in the history of the airline.

Ryanair is also cancelling its two flights on Thursday evening between Budapest and Brussels Charleroi Airport.

On Tuesday, the Budapest Government Office launched a procedure against the airline. This comes after the second case in as many weeks when Ryanair forced passengers to leave checked-in luggage behind, citing the overload of its aircraft.

The announcement led to scrambles and many passengers chose not to board the plane. Many have launched complaints and sought compensation.

A Ryanair flight from Budapest arrived in Dublin without baggage on Monday, HVG reports.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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