Press Release

IFALPA Supports ALPA-I's Assistance to Ryanair Pilots

October 19, 2017


MONTREAL, Canada –The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) strongly supports the decision made by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA-I) to provide financial, logistical and staff support for the recent unionization efforts by pilots at Europe’s Ryanair.

In a press release today, ALPA-I stated “We stand united with our brothers and sisters at Ryanair, and are prepared to provide them with the help and support they need to win this fight.”

“Pushing back against destructive atypical employment models is crucial for the future of our profession. The combined resources and the vast experience IFALPA Member Associations offer is undoubtedly beneficial to Ryanair pilots who are working to secure their careers through union representation,” added Captain Ron Abel, IFALPA President. 

The Federation will continue to support its Member Associations’ efforts in providing help to the Ryanair pilots in their struggle to gain direct employment and collectively bargain improvements to their wages and working conditions at Ryanair.

For further information, please contact:

Anna LOU, IFALPA Communications & Marketing Coordinator
+1 514 419 1191 ext. 228
[email protected]


Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries around the globe.
The mission of IFALPA is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, services and support to both our members and the aviation industry.