FLYING COLOURS: Ryanair passes more than 600 aviation authority investigations in Spain

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AESA aimed to investigate claims from passengers that the airline failed to comply with its obligations according to aviation regulations Photo Credit: Shutterstock

MORE than 600 inspections have taken place at Ryanair since 2015 by Spain’s State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) in order to check that the budget airline has complied with aviation rules and regulations.

AESA have investigated Ryanair to verify the airline acted correctly in past incidents regarding the denial of boarding, cancellation of flights and long delay compensation for their flights.

The investigations have been revealed by the Ministry of Public Works in a response to a series of questions from members of Spain’s Unidos Podemos party.

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Eva García Sempere, Rosana Pastor, Rita Bosaho, Carmen Valido and Félix Alonso fired questions at the Minster for Public Works regarding the airline’s compliance to regulations after strikes affecting July 25 and 26 of this year when cabin crews in Spain (TCP) took industrial action against the airline’s contract policy.

AESA’s investigations demanded information from the budget airline to ensure that it complied with its obligations to assist passengers on flights from Spain.

AESA aimed to investigate claims from passengers that the airline failed to comply with its obligations according to aviation regulations.

However, during the AESA inspections carried out across several airports in Spain, the company’s personnel reported that actions were taken to comply with all regulations to guarantee the rights of passengers.

Likewise, The Minister of Public Works took into account AENA information which suggests: “practically all the scheduled flights were operated during the strike days”.

“The few flights that were cancelled were for reasons completely unrelated to the strike,”

“There is no legislation that prevents an airline from cancelling flights provided it complies with the regulations on passenger rights”.

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