Communication system failure at air traffic control at Amsterdam Schiphol leads to flight delays and cancellations

On the 15th of August, many flights were either delayed or cancelled due to a communication system failure at air traffic control at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The communication system was temporarily out of order. No communication was possible between air traffic controllers and pilots, leading to dozens of departures and arrivals being delayed and/or cancelled. The malfunctioning lasted about 45 minutes and shortly after flights started departing again.
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Flight delay and cancellation due to bad weather conditions

We regularly come across a claim that has been denied due to ‘adverse weather conditions’. But do bad weather conditions justify the delayed operation and/or a cancellation of a flight?
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Ryanair sees rise in passengers despite the strikes

Passengers who purchase airline tickets from budget airline Ryanair do not seem to shy away after the many strikes by the cabin crew and pilots at Ryanair in the last couple of months. In fact, Ryanair has seen a rise in passengers compared to the same period last year.
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