Mabrian has analysed the impact of the Ryanair strikes later this week:
- Ryanair’s cabin crew striking across Europe puts at risk the journeys of almost 600,000 travellers flying from Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal in just three days, accounting for more than 3,000 flights.
- Within that Spain will be the most affected market, making up around 300,000 scheduled seats on over 1,500 flights, with Mallorca airport the most affected within Spain.
- Find attached two documents which outline further details: a breakdown airport-by-airport and a map.
Whilst in normal times some of those passengers might still travel via alternative means or rearrange for another date, this time it looks like many will have to give up their plans permanently due to other airlines such as easyJet cutting its schedule and also likely to have a strike soon, airport security delays across Europe, and a national rail strike in the UK.
Every journey less is a shame for the European destinations expecting these visitors at a time when they are trying to make up for lost revenues in 2020 and 2021, facing higher staff costs and inflation all around.
Once again we are facing a sudden and unexpected change in the market that means that destination management organizations and tourism businesses need accurate data and information to assess the risks and reduce their impact. Over the last few years the sector has faced a pandemic, a war and now a crisis of the workforce. I don’t think anyone any longer doubts the value of up-to-the-minute global data on tourism trends to help them make the right decisions in moments like these.