He was confident that both sides would be able to agree on a german mediator. About five weeks are sufficient for the procedure, said jacobs.
"We want a deal with the cockpit association and we want a deal with verdi," he asserted. This would be possible before christmas. "We hope there will be no more strikes." Ryanair said it has invited representatives of the pilots’ union vereinigung cockpit (VC) to talks.
The VC confirmed a meeting with representatives of the irish airline this tuesday. However, the union said that "first and foremost" this was about the announced station closures or reductions in bremen and weeze.
In bremen, ryanair wants to close its base with two stationed aircraft, and in weeze near the dutch border it wants to reduce the number of stationed aircraft from five to three. The unions VC and verdi accuse the airline of taking revenge by taking the youngest strikes, the airline rejects it. Ryanair marketing boss jacobs said they also hope to meet representatives of verdi in the coming week.