rwandan-flyer wrote: ↑05 Aug 2020, 21:52 Italy threatens Ryanair with flight ban over COVID-19 safety rules
Italy's civil aviation authority ENAC threatened to suspend Ryanair's permit to fly to the country citing non-compliance with COVID-19 safety rules. ENAC said in a statement that "Ryanair systematically does not comply" with national regulations to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission when flying to and from Italian airports.
https://www.euronews.com/2020/08/05/ita ... fety-rules
Passenger wrote: ↑29 Jul 2020, 17:03 Covid-19 contaminated couple boards Ryanair flight in Manchester
On 16th July 2020, a Türkish couple boarded Ryanair flight FR-1145, operated by Malta Air Boeing 737-800 9H-QAI. During boarding, the 50-year old man and the 45-year old woman already showed first symptoms of the virus: soar throat and coughing. After landing at Berlin Schönefeld, the couple simply drove home to their four children (9-21) and mother-in-law. Only after six days, the went to visit a doctor. The same day, the Berlin Health Service “Gesundheidamt Berlin Spandau” asked Ryanair for the contact details of the other passengers, in order to do the tracking & tracing. Ryanair only replied with a GDPR filtered (thus useless) list of surnames and first names. “There was no feedback”, Gudrun Widders, medical doctor of the Gesundheitsamt Berlin, reported to Bild Zeiting (“Es gab keine Rückmeldung”). Only on 27th July, Ryanair finally provided the full contact details.
A Ryanair spokeswoman said to Aviation24.be: “... We received the request from the Health Department of the Berlin-Spandau District Office on July 22nd and Ryanair responded the same day with the appropriate documentation to release the flight manifest under GDPR regulations. The German health authorities only followed up 5 days later (July 27th) and we supplied the requested passenger details”.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryan ... in-berlin/
https://www.bz-berlin.de/berlin/nach-ur ... -alarm-aus
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... ster-visit
We can’t blame Manchester Airport and Ryanair for not having observed that the passengers were coughing. But it was malicious from Ryanair, not to provide the contact & tracing details upon first request. Airlines should avoid such incidents to avoid a full flight ban.
It’s really business as usual - as if Covid-19 doens't exist - for Ryanair.
Newspaper De Standaard reports that the Belgian Social Inspection has inspected the Ryanair offices at CRL Charleroi Airport, and that they have identified multiple violations against Covid-19 rules:
- information to staff about precautions is inadequate;
- staff must buy their masks and disinfectant gel themselves;
- social disting is not respected;
- not all pilots wear face masks;
- lunch room is not cleaned when used, and even not ventilated.
The Social Inspection has issued a formal warning, and they will use other means when Ryanair doesn’t comply to the rules.
As usual, Ryanair told De Standaard that they respect the EASA guidelines.