" Ryanair" strikes
Ryanair faces its worst one-day strike on Friday. Pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travelers.
Ryanair had announced the cancellations in recent days of 250 flights in and out of Germany, 104 to and from Belgium and another 42 in Sweden and its home market of Ireland.
The airline expected the travel plans of 42,000 travelers to be hit by the action in Germany alon.
According to the chairman of the pilot trade union, the strike will only last for 24 hours.