Ryanair and over 700,000 passengers name on EU Fee to guard overflights after 52nd day of French ATC strikes

Over 4,000 flights cancelled and 730,000 passengers impacted by French ATC strikes.

Ryanair and the fed-up passengers of Europe have known as on the EU Fee but once more to take rapid motion to guard European citizen’s Freedom of Motion and overflights throughout French ATC strikes following the 52nd day of French ATC strikes on Mon, 1 Could.

Regardless of solely launching simply 6 weeks in the past, over 700,000 passengers have signed Ryanair’s “Shield Passengers: Preserve EU Skies Open” petition calling on the EU Fee to take rapid motion and defend European citizen’s Freedom of Motion and overflights throughout French ATC strikes. Nevertheless, President von der Leyen has but to acknowledge the a number of requires motion from the EU passengers who’ve suffered cancellations and delays attributable to repeated French ATC strikes, regardless of not even travelling to/from France. It’s because France makes use of Minimal Service Laws to guard French home flights whereas EU overflights from Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK, and Eire are disproportionately cancelled. Italy and Greece already defend overflights throughout ATC strikes and the EU Fee should now insist that France does likewise.

A Ryanair spokesperson stated: “After 52 days of French ATC strikes within the first 4 months of 2023, forcing over 730,000 passengers to have their flights cancelled at quick discover, President Ursula von der Leyen continues to be nowhere to be seen. She hasn’t even acknowledged the 700,000+ EU passengers who’ve signed our Shield Passengers: Preserve EU Skies Open petition as a result of they’re sick and uninterested in struggling pointless disruption to their journey plans when a tiny variety of French ATC unions strike, and all as a result of the EU Fee have repeatedly failed to guard their Freedom of Motion and overflights throughout French ATC strikes.

It’s time for the EU Fee to guard overflights throughout French ATC strikes as Italy and Greece already do. If French ATC unions insist on placing (which is their proper) then they need to cancel French flights and defend overflights, not cancel EU overflights from Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK.

Ryanair is asking on EU passengers to assist us attain 1 million signatures on our Shield Passengers: Preserve EU Skies Open petition and demand President von der Leyen and the EU Fee take motion to guard all flights for EU residents as soon as and for all.”

Ryanair and Repsol signal main sustainable gasoline settlement

Additionally, Ryanair and world power group, Repsol, signed yesterday a Memo of Understanding (MOU) to advance the provision of sustainable aviation gasoline (SAF) at Ryanair airports throughout Spain & Portugal additional advancing the airline’s Pathway to Internet Zero technique.

Whereas SAF is a key enabler of aviation decarbonisation, it solely accounts for a small fraction of the present jet gasoline utilization worldwide. This settlement with Repsol offers Ryanair entry to as much as 155,000 tonnes (52m gallons) of SAF between 2025 and 2030 (equiv. to over 28,000 flights from Dublin to Madrid), saving roughly 490,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions.

Ryanair has set itself an formidable objective of utilizing 12.5% SAF by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050, and this settlement demonstrates each Ryanair and Repsol’s dedication to working collectively and investing in SAF provide fuels.

Valero Marin, Repsol’s Government Managing Director of Shopper and Ryanair DAC’s CEO Eddie Wilson.

Talking at Repsol’s Headquarters in Madrid, Ryanair DAC’s CEO Eddie Wilson, stated: “SAF performs a key function in Ryanair’s Pathway to Internet Zero technique and our objective of utilizing 12.5% SAF by 2030. Attaining this requires a number of totally different feedstocks and manufacturing strategies and we’re inspired that Repsol are a number of options. This settlement helps Ryanair safe entry to c.15% of this formidable objective.

Repsol is a key sustainability associate for Ryanair, and we look ahead to constructing on this collaboration as our Group grows to hold 225m passengers yearly by FY26.”

Valero Marin, Repsol’s Government Managing Director of Shopper, added: “This collaboration settlement with Ryanair, Europe’s main passenger airline, reinforces our dedication to the aviation sector and it’s one other step in Repsol’s dedication to renewable fuels. The aviation sector wants options reminiscent of SAF fuels to help the decarbonization course of it’s at present present process. This additionally consolidates our place as a multi-energy firm with the target of attaining zero internet emissions by 2050”.

Tatiana Rokou

Tatiana is the information coordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Community (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her function contains monitoring the a whole bunch of stories sources of TravelDailyNews Media Community and skimming an important based on our technique.

She holds a Bachelor’s diploma in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion College of Political & Social Research of Athens and he or she has been editor and editor-in-chief in numerous financial magazines and newspapers.

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