Italy has threatened to suspend Ryanair flights to and from Italy after it alleges the low-cost airline was in breach of Covid-19 regulations.
Enac, Italy’s civil aviation authority, confirmed that it wrote to Ryanair, warning of violations of the countries anti-Covid health regulations on board its aircraft.
Ryanair called the claims “factually incorrect” saying that it had fully complied with all anti-virus measures and that its procedures were in line with those set out by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC).
In a statement, the airline said: “All passengers are encouraged to check-in online, and the boarding process is now contactless to avoid unnecessary contact at airports.
“Ryanair has also implemented specific boarding procedures to avoid unnecessary gathering of passengers both at boarding gates and onboard the aircraft.
“All Ryanair passengers and crew must wear face masks at all times throughout the flight.
“Ryanair complies fully with the measures set out by the Italian government and our customers can rest assured that we are doing everything to reduce interaction on both our aircraft and at airports to protect the health of our passengers when flying Ryanair.”