Ryanair pushed ahead with the cancellation of around 300 flights across Europe on Wednesday, when its cabin crew in Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Italy had launched a two-day strike.
The Irish low-cost carrier announced last week's interruption Five unions' demands for pay and working conditions would also cause another 300 flights to be canceled on Thursday.
Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, said Wednesday more than 2,100 flights would "drive over 400,000 customers to their destinations".
While strikes have a major impact in several European countries, Spain is the hardest hit country
At Ryanair's airport, Ryanair employees were providing airline passengers with contact information for after-sales service so they could request a refund if they did
A spokeswoman for the USO union said Labor Inspectorates had turned up at Ryanair's base on the holiday island of Lanzarote
Ryanair was founded 33 years ago in Dublin and has lower passenger costs than its competitors
But the workers have long slammed their working conditions and the airline has been hit by several strikes this year.
Trade unions want the airline to provide contractors with the same working conditions as their own employees and to demand a higher pay (19659011). They also demand that Ryanair employees be employed in accordance with the national legislation of the country in which they work as currently employed in Ireland.
Ryanair argues that his aircraft fly under the Irish flag and most of his employees work aboard aircraft, their employees are protected by Irish law.
The company defends the total package for employees and says they could earn up to 40,000 euros s
The cabin crew strike comes after Ryanair was hit on Tuesday with a third strike day by its pilots in Ireland over pay and other terms , which led to the cancellation of 16 flights with 2,500 passengers.
Ryanair hit several strikes this year