Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Leaving middle seat empty is idiotic, says Ryanair

The boss of Ryanair says the airline will not resume flights if it has to keep middle seats empty to fight Covid-19, calling the idea "Idiotic". Like most other big airlines, Ryanair has grounded flights as countries around Europe have imposed travel restrictions to contain the pandemic. Emirates, easyJet and Delta in the US have all said they plan to keep middle seats empty and some think governments will make it a rule. The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that Ryanair and other airlines must in future indicate the full price of a ticket when displaying offers online. The ruling came after an appeal by Ryanair against a decision by the Italian competition and markets authority, which said such charges were unavoidable and foreseeable, and should therefore be included in the price shown before booking.

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