Irish LCC Ryanair is facing its first-ever pilot strike after German pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) called for a four-hour walkout on Dec. 22. VC wants all of the airline’s full-time pilots based in Germany to go on strike starting at 5 a.m. on Dec. 22, affecting departures at its German bases. The union said “unsatisfactory talks” with the airline led to the decision. Ryanair COO Peter Bellew said he was “shocked” by the move. The union claims Ryanair ...

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