Ryanair Defends Pre-Christmas Sale While Ireland’s Public Health Experts Continue to Advise Against “Non-Essential Travel

Ryanair's Chief Executive has spoken out against claims that the airline is "irresponsible" for announcing its pre-Chrismtas sale at a time when Ireland's health experts are continuing to advise again all "non-essential" travel

Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson has blasted claims that the airline’s pre-Christmas sale is “irresponsible” saying “there’s nothing reckless about people travelling if they have negative test results”.

The Irish government is currently preparing its exit plan for the country’s Level 5 lockdown, while public health experts continue to advise people against “non-essential” travel.

Mr Wilson said the budget carrier’s approach is “100% responsible” and falls in line with the new EU traffic-light system Ireland adopted in October.

“You can’t make subjective comments about it being reckless. It is absolutely, totally 100% responsible to take a test before you travel, which is what we say you should do before coming from an ‘orange’ or ‘red’ country.

“It’s an EU-sponsored traffic-light system that the Government signed up to.

“All we’re doing is complying with that. There is nothing reckless about people travelling if they have negative test results.”

Despite Ireland adopting the EU’s traffic-light system, Nphet and Government have continually urged against non-essential trips.

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