Ryanair quits industry group advising on UK aviation strategy


Ryanair on Tuesday resigned from an industry group set up by the British government to help implement its aviation strategy, dismissing it as a "talking shop" which has delivered no benefits or reforms for passengers. The UK Aviation Council first met in February to advise on a ten-year plan set out by ministers last year to - among other goals - grow airport capacity, boost the use of sustainable aviation fuels, and improve the consumer experience.

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"Ryanair's decision is disappointing," a UK government spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters, adding that the Aviation Council was set up to bring the industry and government together to "address shared challenges facing the sector." 

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The members of the group include the chief executives of major airlines operating in Britain, including easyJet and IAG-owned British Airways, along with the heads of airports and trade bodies. "Sadly, this has proved to be an empty promise and the council has become a talking shop for government bureaucrats and the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) to waffle on about reform while delivering none."

Source: Reuters

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