Sunday 26 February 2017

Ryanair passengers travelling to Dublin stranded at Lisbon airport due to security staff strike

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A Ryanair plane Photo: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
A Ryanair plane Photo: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

A Ryanair flight travelling from Lisbon has been cancelled 'due to a security staff strike' at the Portuguese airport.

The budget airline plane was due to leave Portugal's capital city at 10am Saturday morning.

However, approximately 140 passengers were left stranded at the airport when their flight departed with no-one on board.

A number of unhappy passengers expressed their frustrations - and concern - over when another flight home would be scheduled.

The Irish Embassy in Portugal kept passengers updated with developments from earlier this afternoon.

A spokesperson for the embassy advised travellers to allow additional time to clear security at check-in.

It is understood that another Ryanair flight will accommodate all stranded passengers on an extra flight to Dublin shortly after midnight.

Ryanair have apologised for the inconvenience to their passengers.

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