Strike action has started and thousands of Ryanair passenger could be affected, after the low-cost airline lost their legal challenge in the High Court against UK pilots to strike.
Following the judgement on Wednesday, British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) offered to reopen pay talks with Ryanair in a last attempt to stop two 48-hour strikes.
The two 48-hour walkouts start on 22 to 23 August, the second from 2 to 4 September.
Brian Strutton, Balpa general secretary, said: “Ryanair foolishly tried to stop our strike in the High Court today and failed.
“Despite that, we extended an olive branch to Ryanair as a way of getting back around the table and calling off strikes over the next two days.
“We are extremely disappointed that Ryanair have taken such a belligerent and negative stance.
“We have become used to their macho posturing, but sadly it is their passengers who will pay the price for Ryanair’s attitude.”