A group of Ryanair pilots demand chief execute Michael O’Leary to step down and quit the Airline following many flight “costly cancellations”..the pilot body claims. The European Employee Representative Council (EERC), an unofficial body representing pilots said in a letter that Ryanair has failed to stem an exodus of pilots to rivals.
According to EERC, pilots are requested to work on their days off and said “our assessment, it looks like further cancellations are inevitable due to the continuing resignations of pilots.”.
Ryanair responded saying “Ryanair pilots continue to accept pay increases of 20% (so far accepted by over 80% of Ryanair pilots) which shows that Ryanair pilots do not pay any attention to this ‘so called’ EERC either.”
Currently around 4,200 pilots fly 420 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to 33 countries.
Ryanair hit the headlines when it cancelled more than 20,000flights last autumn affecting 700,000 customers across its winter season.
O’Leary was deputy chief executive of Ryanair between 1991 and 1994 and was promoted to chief executive of Ryanair in January 1994. Under O’Leary’s management, Ryanair developed the low-cost model originated by Southwest Airlines.