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Ryanair admits it will pay 100 million more per year to its pilots after protests

O'Leary ensures that the airline, which will open 29 more connections in Spain, not raise rates and remain as the cheapest

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Ryanair admits it will pay 100 million more per year to its pilots after protests

The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, admitted this Tuesday in Madrid that agreement with which y have come with pilots to improve ir salaries by 20% will be an additional disbursement of 100 million euros per year, but despite this will maintain ir commitment ISO to be cheapest on market.

O'Leary has defended anti-union model hirto implemented by Irish company-30 years without trade unions-and justified change of policy, with trade union recognition last December of unions in Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal, because "for first time re have been a majority of pilots who have asked for it".

Ryanair suffered last fall a wave of cancellations, which has affected more than 20,000 flights from September 2017 until next March, by flight of pilots to or companies before low wages of low cost airline. The pilots ' protests to recognize ir right to unionize and threats of strike, led airline to give in its anti-Union policy and accept negotiations with union representatives.

The executive histrionic was convinced that after closing agreement with pilots will stop flight to or companies like Norwegian, because ir salaries are now 20% higher than rest of low cost airlines. For next year, Ryanair shall admit syndication of cabin crew members.

New Connections in Spain

Ryanair's CEO has moved to Madrid to announce that it will extend its operations in Spain with 29 new connections for its winter calendar of 2018.

Thus, airline will offer new connections from Barcelona to Malta; 3 new flights from Palma to Bergamo, Rome Ciampino and Dusseldorf; 3 flights from Alicante to Bologna, Gdansk (Poland) and Newquay (United Kingdom); 6 flights from Valencia to Bordeaux, Cagliari, Fez, Tangier, Bristol, Palermo; 13 New connections from Seville (Bristol, Alicante, Cagliari, Catania, Malta, Edinburgh, Fuerteventura, Luxembourg, Nantes, Oporto, Rabat, Venice and Tangier; a flight from Tenerife south to Milan Malpensa; a flight from Gran Canaria to Venice Treviso and anor from Santander to Budapest.

Thus, Ryanair expects a 9% growth in 2018 Spain, where it operates at 26 airports, 600 routes and employs 31,000 people. With regard to Catalonia, O'Leary indicated that campaign set in Mark last year with price discount on flights to Barcelona has provoked maximum occupancy.

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