Irish LCC Ryanair is cutting winter capacity growth by 25 aircraft and its planned summer 2018 fleet by 10 aircraft because of a pilot-leave scheduling failure, although the airline’s profit forecast remains unchanged. On Sept. 15, Ryanair announced plans to cut 2% of its flight schedules—or 2,100 flights—over a six-week period to restore network punctuality, which had fallen from around 90% to below 80%. The punctuality hit was mainly driven by crewing problems, because ...

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