Remember that Ryanair threatened to ‘cut up to 80 per cent of its operations at El Altet airport from October if the Spanish Airports Authority (AENA) forced the company to use boarding bridges at the new terminal.
Now the budget airline’s chief executive Michael O’Leary has threatened the Spanish government that they will cut flight plans if the fines levied on the company are not lifted. More than 60 fines were imposed at a value of more than €1.23million between 2009 and 2010.
The fines were for a variety of alleged infractions including refusing to accept identity cards and driving licences as ID proof and disputes over luggage.
O’ Leary says, “Ryanair will not pay these disproportionate or discriminatory fines and should this result in enforcement orders, we will then begin the process of cutting”.