Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary believes that only vaccinated passengers should be allowed to fly, according to a press interview.
The British newspaper, The Telegraph, said that the head of the Irish airline opposed the compulsory vaccination programs that are being introduced in Austria and Germany. Instead, governments should « make life difficult » for people who refuse to take the vaccine without good reason.
« If you haven’t been vaccinated, you shouldn’t be allowed into hospital, you shouldn’t be allowed to fly, you shouldn’t be allowed to go on the London Underground, you shouldn’t be allowed to be in your local supermarket or your pharmacy either, » he said.
The omicron variant has once again dashed the travel sector’s hopes of recovery, as a new wave of restrictions has led to travelers canceling or delaying booking flights. O’Leary said Ryanair expects to carry 10 percent fewer passengers in December as a result, according to an interview with the newspaper.
He also said he expects the first few months of the year to be weak if uncertainty persists over restrictions, or if new measures are imposed.
The outspoken CEO made headlines earlier this week, as Ryanair used her Twitter account to mock British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during Christmas parties in Downing Street. The image inserted fake government responses to the coronavirus alert levels, which range from « small gathering with wine and cheese » to « panic-filled ».
O’Leary was unrepentant according to The Telegraph, saying: « You were promoted here because you annoyed Johnson and his not-so-smart idiots. »
He criticized the UK government for panicking over the omicron variant when other European countries did not seem to have the same concerns, and said this would likely prevent people from traveling over Christmas due to the uncertainty. – Bloomberg
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