Ryanair faces enforcement after refusal to compensate passengers

12/6/2018 5:30:00 AM

Source: Business Insurance

U.K.’s airline regulator has begun enforcement action against Ireland-based Ryanair Holdings P.L.C. for refusing to compensate passengers for strike-related disruptions, Sky News reported citing sources. The Civil Aviation Authority said that the strikes were not “extraordinary circumstances” and therefore not exempt from European Union compensation rules. A series of walkouts by pilots and crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, France and Germany forced Ryanair to cancel several hundreds of flights on strike-hit days this year.