Ryanair supports Aer Lingus position on airspace closures

Wednesday 12, May 2010


Ryanair supports Aer Lingus position on airspace closures


Ryanair yesterday (Tue 11 May) confirmed that it supported the statement issued by Aer Lingus last evening criticising the recent closures of European airspace.


Ryanair believes that EU Governments (and their regulatory authorities) have engaged in excessive and inappropriate closures of EU airspace where no evidence of volcanic ash concentrations or diminution of air safety is present.


Ryanair continues to call for the EU Governments to adopt similar volcano response measures as in the US (which establishes small no fly zones around volcanoes), and stop these inappropriate and unnecessary closures of vast swathes of European airspace, some of it thousands of kilometres from Iceland.


Ryanair's Stephen McNamara said:

"Ryanair continues to operate the overwhelming majority of our schedule, while announcing a rolling programme of flight cancellations based on these EU airspace closures. We apologise sincerely to passengers for any delays or inconvenience associated with these cancellations / delays, and assure them that Ryanair is doing everything possible to minimise them".




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