Ryanair reveals raft of cancelled flights for next three days - with over 20 to and from Dublin

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Ryanair has revealed all the flights which are cancelled for the next three days, with over 20 flights to and from Dublin included in the list.

Today, eight flights to and from Dublin were cancelled.

Some 9,000 passengers are expected to be affected by the budget airline's plans to scrap up to 50 flights a day until the end of October.

Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs said: "We will cancel 40 to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks, (less than 2% of our schedule) with a slightly higher number this weekend as we begin to implement these cancellations."

Here is the full list of today, and tomorrow's affected flights:

Jacobs advised customers to check the email address they used to make their booking.

"Cancellation notices for flights cancelled up to and including Wednesday 20 Sept have been sent to affected customers and we will continue to send regular updates and post flight information on our website. We apologise to all affected customers for these cancellations. We have messed up in the planning of pilot  holidays and we're working hard to fix that.

The airline announced on Friday it would cancel a number of flights to improve its punctuality which has fallen below 80pc in the first two weeks of September.

The Dublin-based carrier will offer refunds or alternative flights to the "small number" of affected passengers over the period.

Ryanair also said the cancellations, which amount to 2pc of its network, won't have an impact on earnings in September and October.

Ryanair is mandated under the Irish Aviation Authority to bring staff holidays in line with the calendar year from January 1, requiring it to allocate the leave before the end of the year.

The move will help bring up punctuality back up to 90pc by providing additional standby aircraft, after on-time performance fell below 80pc in the first two weeks of September.