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Planes, Ryanair sued in United States

Accusations made by a pension fund

Accusations returned to the sender: low-cost airline Ryanair has to face the subpoena of recent days in the United States, to be precise that of an Alabama pension fund that brings together firefighters and policemen. The Irish company and its CEO, Michael O'Leary, have been accused of making false and misleading statements in the employment field (see also the article published by AVIONEWS). Going into more detail, Ryanair's fare increase would have caused a loss in value for shareholders, accusations that the CEO has strongly rejected.

Furthermore, the airline has been accused in these hours of trying to hide behind the data protection rules that are in force in Europe; in this way, it would not be obliged to divulge fundamental information regarding the American cause. Among other things, the pension fund is convinced that EU legislation allows the deletion of employee names and other contact information for the protection of privacy, as well as information on shares which in a dispute of this type would be useful to lead to fund the accusations. It is not an easy time for the carrier, also struggling with the decision of the tour operator Thomas Cook to avoid travel packages that include Ryanair flights due to the lack of flexibility in the refund of canceled tickets (see AVIONEWS).

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