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Ryanair Not Sure It Will Hit Its 12.5% Sustainable Fuel By 2030 Target

Published on Oct 26 2021 11:03 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Ryanair / On The Beach

Ryanair Not Sure It Will Hit Its 12.5% Sustainable Fuel By 2030 Target

Ryanair is not sure that it will reach its "very ambitious target" of powering 12.5% of its flights with sustainable aviation fuels by 2030, Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told CNBC television....

Ryanair is not sure that it will reach its "very ambitious target" of powering 12.5% of its flights with sustainable aviation fuels by 2030, Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told CNBC television.

But he said that Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, is confident of reaching at least 10% and called for the European Union to set a similar target.

"The European Union has set a target of 5% of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030," O'Leary told the television station. "We think we can do better than that - I think we'll get to 10%."

"Whether we can get to 12.5%, I'm not sure, but I know if we don't invest in the research and that technology now, we certainly won't get there," O'Leary said, referring to a target Ryanair set in April.

O'Leary said that he is concerned that increasing use of sustainable aviation fuels could have an upward impact on food prices.

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Online Travel Agent On The Beach Suing Ryanair

In other Ryanair news, as reported by The Irish Times, online travel agent On the Beach is suing Ryanair for blocking it from booking flights with the airline.

On the Beach reportedly claims that Ryanair breached competition rules by blocking the company's credit cards and preventing its customers from managing bookings online, according to legal documents filed with the UK high court

On the Beach reportedly claims that Ryanair abused its "dominant" position in the market and caused it loss by unlawful means, and that  Ryanair stops it from creating a "my Ryanair account" required to make a booking and has made false and disparaging claims about the company.

On the Beach is reportedly seeking damages from Ryanair and reportedly claims that Ryanair sought to "degrade the experience for On the Beach customers by making it less convenient and/or more expensive for...customers to use Ryanair than for direct customers".

Ryanair, which is reportedly yet to file a defence to the allegations, reportedly declined to comment.

On the Beach reportedly claims that, since December of 2020, Ryanair has refused to allow its customers to manage their bookings or check in online, requiring them to do it in person. In some cases customers were reportedly allegedly charged an extra €55 for doing so.

On the Beach reportedly claims in its legal filing that package travel rules forced it to refund customers for cancelled flights that Ryanair did not pay back, and that it was forced to pay refunds worth £48.7 million.

Ryanair reportedly introduced an online "customer verification" form on Ryanair.com for customers to apply directly for flight refunds.

Ryanair reportedly brought a case against On the Beach in 2010, reportedly arguing that it had copied content from Ryanair's website, breaching its terms of use. However, the claim reportedly has not progressed past a legal ruling on whether the case should be heard in the Republic of Ireland or the UK.

Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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