Yet another stance by Michael O’Leary: this time the CEO of the Ryanair group he lashes out against the no-vax, stating that only the vaccinated should be allowed to fly.
According to what was stated in an interview with Telegraph, O’Leary would not be in favor of the compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 that some governments are considering (see Austria and Germany), but governments should precisely “Make life difficult” for people who refuse vaccination, clearly for no good reason.
“If you are not vaccinated, you should not be admitted to the hospital, you should not be able to fly, you should not be admitted to the London Underground, and you should not even be admitted to the local supermarket or your pharmacy,” the CEO said.
In fact, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has heavily invested the already severely tried tourism industry: O’Leary predicts that Ryanair will carry 10% fewer passengers in December than expected, precisely because of the latest cancellations caused by Omicron; not only that, the CEO estimates that also that the first months of 2022 will be complex whether the uncertainties or new measures related to travel restrictions continue at this rate. Just a few days ago O’Leary had strongly criticized Boris Johnson’s government precisely due to the imposition of additional security protocols to limit the spread of the Omicron variant: an initiative that according to the CEO will further condition travel decisions for the upcoming Christmas and end-of-year holidays.
Meanwhile, Ryanair has completed the London Stock Exchange exit process, as announced last November.