Ryanair: Base closures in response to ‘adverse circumstances’, not a ‘declaration of war’ on unions

    Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs responded the European Cockpit Association’s (ECA) claims that Ryanair base closures amount to a “declaration of war”, stating that closures are in response to “adverse circumstances” (Irish Examiner, 16-Oct-2018). Mr Jacobs added: “The ECA and these pilot unions are silent when LufthansaWizz, and Norwegian close bases or cut schedules… They are also silent to the reality of Small Planet and Primera going bankrupt in recent weeks causing hundreds of job losses”.