Ryanair is in the process of reducing the due to cancellation of numerous flights.
After admitting the fact that the carrier has made a mess and have to pay compensation to passengers up to €20 million, Ryanair pilots have been offered a €12,000 bonus for just ten days work, in a bid by the airline to ease the flights cancellation crisis and retain staff.
a memo sent to pilots by the airline’s chief operations officer, Michael Hickey which read as, ‘All current pilots… who remain operating Ryanair aircraft between September and 31st October 2018 will receive a once-off €12,000/£12,000 gross bonus for captains and €6,000/£6,000 for first officers in November 2018.
Those who accept the offer but leave the company before October 31 next year will not receive the bonus.Pilots who have four or more unauthorised absences in that period will also lose the payment.”
It is believed that part of the disruptions at Ryanair has been caused by number of pilots leaving the company. Though Ryanair has suppressed this fact, now it has admitted that at least 140 of their employees have left for rival company, Norwegian Air.
Though the passengers were not sure of the compensation, now the Ryanair has promised to refund passengers whose flights have been cancelled or book them on another flight for free. The Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been in touch with Ryanair to ensure that compensation claims would be met in full.