Ryanair total labour cost growth outpacing passenger growth: CAPA

    CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report, entitled: ‘European airline labour relations: multiple unions are a challenge’, stated (14-Aug-2019) Ryanair was forced to drop its long-held opposition to union recognition and to begin negotiations with pilot unions in late 2017. This led soon after to a series of unprecedented strikes followed by pay rises. In the 12 months ended Mar-2019, pay rises for pilots and others contributed to a 28% increase in Ryanair‘s total labour cost, faster than the 7% growth in passenger numbers. [more – CAPA Analysis]