Ryanair CEO says unvaccinated people shouldn't be allowed to fly

Ryanair CEO says unvaccinated people shouldn't be allowed to fly

The CEO of Ryanair says unvaccinated passengers should not be allowed on planes.

Eddie Wilson says as international travel resumes, it should be limited to those who are protected against Covid.

It's as the airline this morning announced a major flight plan from Dublin airport this summer, flying to 120 destinations.

"I think generally, the future should be - for air travel - have a vaccination and a booster, and that protects everyone who's on the aircraft.


"Why should the minority get away with it? Unless they have good reason on medical grounds."

Tourism Ireland boss Niall Gibbons says today's announcement shows that Ireland is emerging from the Omicron wave.

"The industry has suffered destination and devastation and beyond what anyone could describe over the the last couple of years.

"With the anticipated relaxation in restrictions that are coming down the track, it's means that this summer starting to look something like normal from a tourism perspective."


However, airline boss Wilson also says all passengers should be vaccinated, and while he says the airline won’t make the jab mandatory for flying, he thinks governments should.

"I mean the answer is for everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. It's not just about holidays, it's about business, visiting friends and relatives, education, all that sort of good stuff."

With restrictions easing and cases dropping, the tourism industry will hope takeoff this summer is finally the real deal.