Monday, 5 March 2012

Ryanair Budapest cancellations

Firstly, these do not effect Birmingham flights. So why I am posting about this? I found their news release funny:



"RYANAIR TO CANCEL 13 BUDAPEST FLIGHTS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, AS BUDAPEST BORDER CONTROL REFUSE PERMISSION FOR FLIGHTS TO DEPART

Ryanair, Hungary’s favourite airline, today (Fri 2nd Mar) announced that it would cancel 13 return flights to/from Budapest over the next two weeks (see below), as the Border Control Police at Budapest Airport insist that some Ryanair pilots and cabin crew get off the aircraft and clear through immigration on 25 minute turnarounds, despite the fact that these crews live and work in Budapest. There is no EU requirement for such immigration clearance for pilots and cabin crew on turnaround and this stupid procedure is not required or implemented at any of Ryanair’s 170 other EU airports.

Since Ryanair’s Budapest base opened on 17th February last, Ryanair has learned that the Border Control Police at Budapest require Ryanair’s Budapest based crews on 25 minute turnarounds (on flights that have arrived from Ireland or the UK) to get off the aircraft with their passengers, clear through immigration, so that they can get back on the aircraft and operate their flight departures. This idiotic procedure has caused a series of flight delays and considerable inconvenience to thousands of Ryanair passengers, both in Budapest and elsewhere."



You wouldn't get that from any other airline! 


Full version here:

http://www.ryanair.com/hu/news/budapest-flight-cancelations-3-16-mar




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