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Italy’s Antitrust Watchdog Fines Ryanair €4.2M

 |  May 24, 2021

Italy’s antitrust authority fined Ryanair €4.2 million (US$5.12 million) for not refunding customers for flights cancelled after June 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency, the watchdog stated on Monday, May 24.

The regulator added that the Irish airline had a “seriously unfair conduct” in cancelling planned flights, using the pandemic as the reason, and giving passengers vouchers rather than paying them back the price of their tickets.

In the past days, the authority had also fined British carrier EasyJet €2.8 million and Spanish airline Volotea for €1.4 million for the same reason, it announced.

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