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5 JULY 2021
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Dublin-based airline Ryanair has published some encouraging figures for the month of June.
The Ryanair Group carried in total some 5.3m passengers at a load factor of 72%, as against 0.4m in June 2020. During the month just passed the airline operated 38,000 flights.
CEO Michael O’Leary is however far from happy, Germany coming in for real displeasure.
Speaking to Euronews he said, "We have to stop in Europe, individual countries imposing stupid or ineffective [restrictions]. We now have the Digital Covid Certificate that allows everybody to arrive, either vaccinated or with a negative PCR, and that should give the Germans the assurance they need.
"[German Chancellor Angela] Merkel's plan, which was to require visitors to Germany from the UK to quarantine for two weeks, made no sense when the UK is the country with the most vaccinated population in Europe. So there's lots of these silly ideas being floated," the CEO said.
"We do need across Europe to welcome UK visitors to the tourism destinations of Portugal, Greece, Italy and Spain, because without them, you know, the European Union would be an awful lot poorer."
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Brendan Fogarty, Jersey
Why does BTN sneer at the biggest and most successful airline in Europe every time they have an article about Ryanair