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European Commission to ensure that Ryanair flight cancellations are compliant with EU legislation

The European Commission (EC) has vowed that it would ensure that the 50 daily cancellations by low-cost carrier Ryanair are carried out in compliance with European Union legislation. Ryanair recently announced that it had plans to cancel 50 daily flights over the next six weeks. The reason? To improve timekeeping – a result of air traffic controller strikes, inclement weather and pilot and cabin staff holidays – as these have …

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Ryanair asked to pay compensation for cancelled flights – Commission for Aviation Regulation

Ryanair will have to compensate passengers whose flights have been cancelled with less than two weeks notice, according to the Commission for Aviation Regulation. A spokesperson of the aviation watchdog said that it is possible that Ryanair might have to pay up huge amounts because of its call to cancel 40-50 flights per day over the next six weeks. The airline has so far given people notice of sometimes just …

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Ukraine seeks to woo back Ryanair

Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan is keen on welcoming back Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair with an ambitious plan to purge the aviation sector of corrupt, anti-competitive officials. Ryanair had planned to launch operations but ultimately pulled the plug on the plan after what Omelyan described as “sabotage” by a network of post-Soviet oligarchs and vested interests. The controversy kept €19.99 airfares from the very people who need them most. Ukraine’s …

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Ryanair Chief Executive reveals major expansion plan but issues concern over lack of aviation deal post Brexit

Ryanair has announced major expansion plans for its UK services next summer but expressed concern that unless a post-Brexit aviation treaty is come to, “there will be no flights” after March 2019. Ryanair will connect Stansted with Frankfurt, presenting a challenge to British Airways and Lufthansa. It will also fly to Weeze in western Germany, close to the Dutch border. Other routes will serve Aalborg in Denmark, Oradea in Romania …

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European airlines lobbying for restrictions on UK airlines in Brexit talks

European airlines are asking for restrictions on UK airlines’ ability to operate in the European Union unless the government retracts in negotiating stance. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa all signed a position paper that asserted that no access to the internal aviation market should be granted without “full regulatory convergence”, including “recognition of the competence” of the European Court of Justice. The developments comes during a time when Ryanair Chief …

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Ryanair lobbies for German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission to stop Lufthansa-Air Berlin takeover

Ryanair has urged the German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission to halt the collusion between the German government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both competition and State Aid rules, and called for urgent action to block this anti-consumer take-over. This liquidation is being timed to allow Lufthansa to take over a debt-free Air Berlin, which will be in violation …

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Ryanair joins Airlines UK

Low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair has joined Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK-registered airlines. Ryanair is joining as an “international airline member” which is a new tier of membership for non-UK carriers. Ryanair Chief Michael O’Leary has claimed that joining Airlines UK would allow Ryanair to make even more headway in pushing the Government to secure a Brexit deal. “We remain concerned at the uncertainty which surrounds the terms …

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Ryanair says Air Berlin insolvency is “conspiracy”

Ryanair considers the move by Lufthansa – Europe’s largest airline – to take over parts of the insolvent rival Air Berlin as a “conspiracy” to hinder the Irish carrier’s expansion. Air Berlin on Tuesday filed for insolvency after shareholder Etihad announced it would no longer provide more resources. It turned to the German government for a 150 million euro ($176 million) loan to keep flights going as it negotiates a …

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Ryanair pushes for NATS not to raise prices

Low-cost airline giant Ryanair has appealed to the company behind the air traffic control at 14 of UK’s airports not to implement a price hike after it was warned by regulators. The Civil Aviation Authority has launched an investigation on NATS – the air traffic control company – after receiving complaints from Ryanaur and Stansted airport that the latter had “discriminated against” traffic landing at the airport because of pressing …

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Ryanair Chief tags France and Germany as causes of delays due to Brexit

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary cautioned the UK Government that France and Germany are trying to prevent British companies from flying to and from Europe after Brexit. O’Leary alleged that European air companies are politicking with European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to slow down talks on air travel agreements after the UK leaves the bloc two years from now. Speaking to BBC Newsnight, O’Leary voiced out the frustration of British …

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