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Word war ensues between Ryanair and Ukraine after collapse of deal to launch new air routes

Ryanair and Ukraine continued to exchange verbal jabs following the collapse of a deal to launch new air routes to one of Europe’s biggest nations. However, the man tasked with sparking a new round of talks on Ukraine’s behalf remained hopeful and argued that a deal is “still on the table” and he expects Ryanair to be operating in the country next year. “Ryanair are still negotiating and I fully …

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Italy’s aviation regulator ready to impose penalties on Ryanair for cancelled flights

ENAC, Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority, is gearing up to slap penalties on Dublin-based carrier Ryanair over its handling of the massive cancellation of flights last month. “The process of sanctions for failing to inform passengers has been started,” announced a spokesperson for ENAC without giving away any other details. Last month, Ryanair declared an incredible number of flight cancellations brought about by a shortage of pilots. That development affected over …

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Members of European Parliament urge European Commission to ensure enforcement of air passenger rights

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) are set to question the European Commission on the massive cancellation of flights and the subsequent enforcement of regulations on air passenger rights. European Law states that passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to reimbursement, rerouting or return. However, Dublin-based Ryanair faltered in that regard after failing to inform customers of their rights, doing so only after a threat of legal action was …

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Ryanair accedes with Civil Aviation Authority’s demands regarding passenger rights

The Dublin-based budget airline was given until 4 p.m. GMT (12 p.m. ET) to issue the said statement or face legal action over misleading statements made so far. The CAA said it had started an enforcement action against Ryanair for “persistently misleading passengers” about their rights to compensation. “We apologize again sincerely for the disruption and inconvenience our rostering failure has caused some of our customers,” Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said. …

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UK Civil Aviation Authority initiates “enforcement action” against Ryanair

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will begin imposing “enforcement action” against Ryanair for its inability to give customers precise information regarding their rights in the wake of massive flight cancellations. The regulator is seeking to meet with the Dublin-based carrier for a seven-day consultation period before it moves ahead with the next steps, which could include legal action for breaching consumer protection laws, if needed. The CAA has already …

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Ryanair to pay for passengers’ flights on other carriers

Ryanair confirmed that it would pay for air travellers’ flights on other airlines if the need arose. This move comes after the Dublin, Ireland-based carrier began the mass cancellation of flights due to a pilot shortage. European passengers’ rights rules mandates an airline that cancels a flight should offer passengers “rerouting under comparable transport conditions to their final destination at the earliest opportunity” – even if that entails paying for …

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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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