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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has predicted that travellers will need to pay more in fares after today's ruling on passenger compensation by the European Court.
ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports.
The Which? consumer group said there is no reason airlines should increase fares in the light of the European Court of Justice ash cloud ruling.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Ryanair should have compensated passengers whose flights were cancelled because of volcanic ash in 2010.
Twitter users have been reacting to the ruling today:
Gillian Edwards, of travel trade association Abta, has said that today’s ruling by the EU’s top court means Ryanair cannot “wriggle out” of its obligations to customers.
Bob Atkinson, of travelsupermarket.com, has urged passengers to contact airlines as soon as they are delayed to avoid requiring court action.
Ryanair boss Mike O'Leary said today's decision by the European Court was "crazy" and would result in increased airline prices for passengers across Europe. He told Sky News:
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today reiterated its advice to passengers affected by flight delays and cancellations
It follows rulings in both the UK and European courts in favour of compensation to passengers whose flights were delayed or cancelled.
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