Ryanair says its legal challenge to the government’s Covid-19 travel policy is about personal liberty and the rights of individuals. But of course, it is also about business and money.
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the trillion-euro global travel industry and the budget airline, among the largest in Europe, has not escaped its chilling economic effects.
Last month Ryanair recorded a quarterly loss of €185 million to the end of June compared to a profit of €243 million for the same period in 2019.
It was the most challenging quarter in the airline’s 35-year history.
The carrier flew 4.4 million passengers in...