Is there really no such thing as bad publicity? Over the past few weeks, Ryanair has found the answer to that age old question.
This afternoon our CEO Jack Murray spoke to Newstalk’s High Noon about the ongoing fiasco.
Nearly two weeks ago Ryanair announced they would be cancelling up to 50 flights a day for the following six weeks. This left many holiday-makers stranded abroad and many people unable to reach destinations.
Initially, the cancellations were put down to pilots taking holidays. Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary stated it was “because we’re giving pilots lots of holidays over the next four months.” Many questioned this believing the cancellations were really down to pilots leaving the airline to work for rival companies.
This idea was later propped up when former Ryanair pilots lifted the lid on what life was really like working for the budget airline. They described the stress and strains of work life which included having to work on their days off.
As the scandal rumbles on, Jack Murray spoke to Kieran Cuddihy of High Noon about how Michael O’Leary handled the situation, if his response to their brand crisis was appropriate, and what will happen next.
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