O’Leary branded Eamon Ryan’s plan to cut flights at Irish airports ‘totally absurd’

Letters show the Transport Minister said the government was considering reducing flight numbers at Irish airports to address serious passenger delays over the summer

Michael O’Leary: chief executive of Ryanair Group said idea of reducing flight numbers would amount to an ‘abject failure’ from Eamon Ryan. Picture: Arthur Carron

Ryanair heavily criticised Eamon Ryan after he said the government was considering reducing the number of flights at Irish airports over the summer due to serious passenger delays.

The company claimed the proposal would amount to an “abject failure” of responsibility from the Transport Minister.

Correspondence released to the Business Post highlights the sharpness of a row that broke between the government and the airline over the summer after chaotic scenes at Dublin Airport in ...