Posts Tagged ‘ryanair’

Ryanair must pay Italian social security for some Bergamo staff, says ECJ

Ryanair failed to produce evidence that every crew member was covered by Irish-issued E101 certificates, so the European Court of Justice ruled they are effectively Italian employees.

Ryanair to close base at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport

Ryanair has announced it plans to stop serving Germany’s busiest airport. The budget airline said on Friday it would stop using Frankfurt Airport and close its base there. It will reallocate its five planes there to other airports that “have responded with lower airport charges to stimulate traffic recovery”. The airline complained that instead of […]

Meet the journalist who fled Belarus hours before Ryanair diversion

In the hours before Roman Protasevich boarded his fateful flight to Lithuania, authorities in Belarus were on the trail of another critical journalist. Arina Malinovskaya, a young reporter working for the Polish satellite channel Belsat, had interviewed two former Belarusian police officers. While not especially revelatory, their account of how authorities told them to go […]

Belarus president claims Ryanair plane bomb warning came ‘from Switzerland’

In his first public remarks since the Ryanair hijacking, Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko claimed warnings about a bomb on the passenger plane came from Switzerland. Mr Lukashenko was speaking to a group of MPs and officials in Minsk, on Wednesday morning. He also said that the incident showed Europe was acting with his domestic enemies to […]

Biden Calls Ryanair Flight Diversion And Journalist Arrest By Belarus ‘Outrageous’

President Joe Biden said Monday that Belarus’s forced diversion of a Ryanair passenger flight and the subsequent removal and arrest of an opposition journalist is “outrageous” and “a direct affront to international norms.” The president said that the U.S. “condemns in the strongest possible terms” both what international leaders have called a plane “hijacking,” as […]

Belarus Ryanair ‘hijacking’ – live: Lukashenko accused of ‘aviation piracy’ as European leaders mull sanctions

A woman stands with a poster reading ‘Where is Roman [Protasevich]?!’ in the arrival area as passengers disembark from a Ryanair passenger plane from Athens (Petras Malukas/AFP via Getty Images) European leaders are to discuss imposing possible sanctions on Belarus after a journalist opposing the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko was arrested when the Ryanair passenger […]

Ryanair slashes 20% of flights amid second coronavirus wave in Europe

Ryanair has slashed a fifth of its flights for September and October after a fall in bookings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm said Monday. It had previously planned to run 70% of its services in September. The cancellations will impact France, Spain and Sweden, as well as Ireland, Ryanair said, criticising countries that […]

Ryanair plans to acquire 75% of Laudamotion subject to EU competition approval

nsnbc : Budget carrier Ryanair has agreed to acquire 75 percent of Laudamotion for €50 million, equivalent to approximately $62 million. Ryanair says it will […]

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