Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY.OQ)
Aug 24 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* Hot weather, strikes push down average fares (Updates share price, adds analyst quote)
* Ryanair says willing to discuss demands (Adds dates of strikes)
DUBLIN Ryanair is to cancel more than 12 percent of its flights for two days next week in its biggest-ever strike as cabin crew escalate a staff revolt that began among disaffected pilots last year.
DUBLIN, July 18 Ryanair said on Wednesday it would cancel more than 12 percent of its flights on July 25 and 26 due to a cabin crew strike, as its industrial relations crisis escalates.
* Unions say dismissals complicate talks (Adds Spanish and Portuguese cabin crew unions)
DUBLIN, July 17 Ryanair plans to cancel 24 flights between Ireland and Britain on Friday due to a strike by its Ireland-based pilots, the second of three planned for July, Europe's largest airline by passenger numbers said on Tuesday.
FRANKFURT Lufthansa plans to end an agreement to lease planes to Laudamotion, saying the Austrian holiday airline has failed to meet payments, leading to a dispute with its backer Ryanair.
* Lufthansa tries to terminate lease of 9 planes to Laudamotion
FRANKFURT, July 13 Lufthansa plans to end an agreement to lease planes to Laudamotion, saying the Austrian leisure carrier has failed to meet payments, leading to a dispute with rival, and Laudamotion backer, Ryanair.