SPAIN’S Ministry of Public Works has announced that it will not be taking any action against Ryanair in the aftermath of the racist incident that happened on a Barcelona to London flight back in October.
The story made the international news, and a video taken by another passenger at the time was also seen by millions across social media, when a 77-year-old male passenger refused to travel with a black woman sitting next to him.
The case was put in the hands of the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) but three months after the event have decided not to take the matters further with the airline.
The announcement was made following a written parliamentary question from Miguel Barrachina from the PP, who asked the government if it was going to fine the Irish low-cost airline for their alleged indulgence of the man’s actions toward the woman.
The AESA justified their decision by stating that the incident occurred before the aircraft took off and with the doors open, and is such was not in flight at the time and thus not compromising flight safety.