RYANAIR has come under attack for launching a new marketing campaign just as it confirmed the biggest cancellation of flights in its history.
The comprehensive campaign has been described as ‘cynical’ by a consumer affairs watchdog that supports air passengers.
The news comes after Ryanair cancelled around 600 flights due to cabin crew and pilots going on a series of strikes.
Despite Ryanair announcing an 11 percent growth in profit, they have declined to negotiate on better working conditions for their staff. Earlier this year Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary, called the pilots demands ‘laughable.’
Head of flight compensation company SkyCop, Marius Stonkus, said: “The latest planned walkout would result in over €20 million of flight compensations, if the airline would be obliged to pay for its incompetence in the negotiations.
“However, they will walk out without a scratch and are already planning new profit-boosting campaigns.”
During peak summer season, the strike will have an affect on around 65,000 passengers travelling to Spain and elsewhere in Europe.