The Irish Travel Agents Association expressed strong concern over the cancellation of flights by Ryanair at short notice.
Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA, said, ‘Given the dominant position of Ryanair in the Irish aviation market place, this action has caused severe problems for thousands of travellers travelling to and from Ireland. For many, holiday plans have been ruined by this action where the option to change holiday accommodation is not possible or can only be done at a significant cost. Ryanair’s actions will also have a considerable impact on route schedules internationally where many travellers are dependent on their Ryanair flight to connect to onward international flights. We are calling on Ryanair to publish a full list now of all flights they intend to cancel. The uncertainty of their actions is causing great unease amongst intending travellers.The ITAA condemn this action at such short notice. Ryanair have shown utter disdain on the consumer. We look forward to the response from the Commission for Aviation Regulation.”
The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together 100 travel agent members and 70 affiliate partners. ITAA members cover over 140 outlets in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland. All travel agent members are licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and are fully bonded providing full financial protection for their customers.