Michael O’Leary offers up an unfiltered mea culpa

Michael O’Leary offers up an unfiltered mea culpa
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

Ryanair is in the uncomfortable position of having to throw money at the problem

As Ryanair handed out its latest pilot rosters for the closing weeks of its summer schedule in mid-August, the packed timetable looked like business as usual for the hard-driving airline.

But when planners crunched the numbers for the coming weeks, an uncomfortable reality began to dawn: Europe’s biggest discount carrier lacked sufficient cockpit crew to see it through the tail end of the busy travel season.

An already stretched pilot corps was further strained...

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