Monday, 07 January 2013
Scandinavian Airway System, SAS, has got into a muddle with low cost
carrier, Ryanair accusing it of cheating in reporting it true passenger
weighting. This means that if it turns to be true, Ryanair risk a heavy
By not reporting its true weighting system, SAS accused the Irish
airline for manipulating contribution and evasion of fees, writes the
Danish daily, Berlingske Business, and other Scandinavian papers.
At the beginning of November SAS, turned to the Scandinavian aviation
authorities with a formal accusation that Ryanair was paying low fees
airport fees for their flights. According to SAS reports, Ryanair set
too low a starting weight of its flights to the European aviation
authority, Eurocontrol. A lower starting weight also means lower fees,
since the fee is based on the flight take-off weight and the number of
miles in the air.
"It's obviously not fair that Ryanair bend the rules and avoid fees
while the rest of us who follow the rules take the bill, "says SAS
representative Lars Andersen according to media reports
The French airline, Air France is also reported to have accused Ryanair
for contribution evasion, according to internal documents, the Danish
paper, Berlinske business has seen.
Even the German air traffic authority, Deutsche Flugsicherung is said to have opened a case against Ryanair.
According to the German newspaper, Die Welt, Ryanair contribution evasion is amounting to over Skr 460 million annually.
Ryanair said in a brief comment that the company complies with the Irish Aviation Authority regulations.
by Scancomark.com Team
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