Ryanair to hold annual general meeting amid crisis of pilot shortages and cancelled flights

Ryanair to hold annual general meeting amid crisis of pilot shortages and cancelled flights

The company recently shelved a number of daily flights

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bosses of Ryanair are to meet shareholders for crisis talks as staff shortages and flight cancellations continue to blight the Irish airline.

The company's AGM is to be held at its headquarters in Dublin today (September 21), amid reports that several staff members have rejected offers of £12,000 to stay with the company.

It meeting comes after a claim by the Irish Airline Pilots Association (Ialpa) that 140 pilots from the airline had moved to rival Norwegian Air.

The company recently revealed it was shelving 50 flights a day over the next six weeks, creating chaos for travellers.

It now faces a compensation bill worth a potential £17.7 million as the airline deals with passengers who are left stranded and forced to rebook onto different flights.

Meanwhile, a number of the passengers affected by this have reported problems refunding their expense, saying information provided by the company has been incorrect and calls go unanswered.

A number of angry individuals have made their complaints on the Facebook page belonging to the company, with a number saying the online services are also being cut off.