Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has responded to the broadcast of tonight’s Dispatches investigation on Channel 4.
In the programme, two undercover reporters spent five months secretly filming Ryanair's training programme and onboard flights as members of the cabin crew.
“Ryanair operates to the highest safety standards in Europe,” said Mr O’Leary. “ The fact that a five-month undercover documentary could not produce evidence of any breaches of safety or security policies, bears witness to the safety and security compliance of Ryanair’s operations.
“The refusal of the Dispatches programme to accept Ryanair’s offers of an interview and their refusal to run Ryanair’s statement without editing it makes it clear that it is the Dispatches programme that had something to hide, not Ryanair.”
A defiant Mr O’Leary also used the controversy to introduce a new range of offers for customers.
“We will release three million free seats at midnight on our website at www.ryanair.com for travel during the months of February, March and April.
“All passengers have to pay will be the airport taxes and charges.
“As always, Ryanair will let the travelling public decide.”