Blog: UK airport chaos due to Brexit ‘shambles’: Ryanair boss – CNA

BRUSSELS: Air travel chaos in Britain is purely down to Brexit “shambles” by hobbling recruitment at airports, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said on Tuesday (Jun 14).

The CEO of Europe’s biggest airline also dismissed threats of summer strike action by what he called “Mickey Mouse” unions in Belgium and Spain covering some Ryanair workers.

And he said his company has dropped a controversial pre-boarding questionnaire for South African passport holders requiring them to answer questions in Afrikaans – a language commonly used by just 12 percent of South Africans, many of them white.

O’Leary told AFP that “100 per cent” of the woes experienced by air passengers in the UK - including massively long lines and cancelled flights – was because “Brexit has been a shambles”.

“It was delivered by a government led by Boris Johnson that is also a shambles. It was inevitable that Brexit would constrain the labour market, you see,” he said.

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