Latest: Ryanair share price drops; pilots move to Norwegian Air

Update 10.23am: Following aviation minister Lord Martin Callanan’s announcement that all customers should expect a full refund, Chris Riley, Managing Director at has provided advice on the best way for consumers to claim compensation.

“We understand that hundreds of holidaymakers will be left disappointed and frustrated by Ryanair’s flight cancellations, however aviation minister Lord Martin Callanan has announced that customers should expect a full refund," he said.

“To ensure you receive the full compensation, we suggest that consumers affected by these flight cancellations should apply for a refund via the Ryanair website rather than through a flight claims as these tend to take a percentage of the compensation awarded.”

Earlier:Ryanair are issuing their next set of cancellations today while furious passengers demand greater clarity about what's flying and what's not.

London Stansted is expected to be the worst hit airport, with at least a dozen flights to and from Dublin affected.

The airline is cancelling 50 to 60 flights per day over the next six weeks due to scheduled leave for pilots.

Ongoing problems around staff recruitment and retention are being blamed for the unprecedented cancellations.

It is reported that Ryanair is losing staff to rival airline Norwegian Air who are holding recruitment days for pilots to operate out of its new Dublin base.

It is understood the majority of passengers will be offered a refund or seats on a later flight.

To see if your flight is cancelled, you can check here.

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