Europe's biggest -cost airline promised better and working conditions for pilots to stop them leaving the . Ryanair wrote to its 4,200 pilots about their . It offered them salary increases and bonuses. One pilot said this was, "too little, too ". He said there was a of basic benefits for pilots, who had to pay for water, coffee, and even their uniform. He added: "People have just had enough of the atmosphere."
Ryanair is trying to repair the done to its after a mistake with pilot holidays. This led to 20,000 cancelled because of a of available pilots. This affected 700,000 passengers. An industry said the airline had disrespected pilots. He said Ryanair was "being forced to backpedal" and meet pilots' pay . Ryanair is that pilots will stay. It said: "We are a very employer in a insecure industry."