Ryanair signs agreement improving crew working conditions in Spain

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LONDON – Irish Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Ryanair has signed an agreement that will make the carrier improve the working conditions for their cabin crew in Spain.

The new agreement is set to focus on improving wages and general working conditions.

The agreement

The Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Ryanair’s deal with the Federación de Servicios a la Ciudadanía (Federation of Citizen Services) of the Confederacíon Sindical de Comisiones Obreras will enable work to be done on improving their cabin crew’s working condition and wages, as it also aims to complete a regular annual salary increase, guaranteed fixed salary, new salary structure based on years of experience as well as a fixed schedule with five days on, followed by three days off.

The agreement’s part of new scheduling is said by Confederacíon Sindical de Comisiones Obreras to settle the “best cabin crew schedule in European aviation.”

On the agreement, Ryanair’s people director, Darrell Hughes, said:- “We are pleased to announce this new collective agreement for our Spanish cabin crew with CCCO, the largest and most representative union in the country,”

Darrell Hughes further added:- “We are very proud of the hard work and exceptional service that our cabin crew provides every day in Spain, and we are pleased to be able to work with CCOO (Confederacíon Sindical de Comisiones Obreras) to achieve these significant improvements in cabin crew wages and conditions that will provide stability and continuous improvement over the next 3 years.”

Ryanair’s massive season schedules

The announcement of Ryanair’s new agreement to settle better working conditions and wages for Spain-based crew is far from their only exciting one these past months, as they’ve also announced a series of new destinations and updates in their schedules for the winter season.

Throughout the winter season of 2022/2023, Ryanair will operate an overwhelming amount of flights from multiple bases across their network.

These destinations are key in Ryanair’s Ireland winter schedule

  • From Cork (CRK) to:
    • Newcastle, United Kingdom (NCL)
  • From Dublin (DUB) to:
    • Castellón, Spain (CDT)
    • Genoa, Italy (GOA)
    • Klagenfurt, Austria (KLU)
    • Rome Fiumicino, Italy (FCO)
    • Rovaniemi, Finland (RVN)
    • Venice, Italy (VCE)

This is, however, not the only new destination in their winter schedule, as other destinations from other bases have also appeared. Together with the Irish winter schedule, Ryanair has also announced their Hungarian winter schedule, and Newcastle winter schedule, along with a new route from Brussels Charleroi (CRL) to Aqaba (AQJ), as well as a new winter route between Cardiff and Faro, Portugal.

Apart from these, Ryanair is also readying up for the Summer 2023-season by introducing new schedules from Shannon, Ireland, and re-opening their Belfast (BFS) base in the same summer season.


Ryanair is really having a hectic few months, with summer schedules, winter schedules, SAF deals, and now crew wages & environment-deals, all at once.

However, it’s great to see this new agreement take place, which is set to give their Spain-based crew better work conditions as well as salary.

Although this agreement is big, Ryanair also has multiple other crew bases across Europe, so the chances of seeing another agreement like this one are there.

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