Michael O’Leary of Ryanair is not a fit and proper person to control the Spanish Airport Authority AENA (Viewpoint Tuesday). As Chief Executive he heads a company in breach of a judgement of the Spanish Civil Aviation Agency AESA. This agency is responsible for air safety and protection of passenger rights. Ryanair refuses to accept a current Spanish ID as proof of identity for Nigerian passengers on internal flights.
Obviously AESA has judged the rejection of valid Spanish ID as illegal and awarded compensation to the passenger involved. Ryanair has rejected this and the legal competence of this Government Agency. This is the same agency who rules on compensation for delayed flights. It also checks on planes that fly with inadequate reserves of fuel thus risking the lives of their passengers. Both of these problems have an aggressive history involving O’Leary.