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31-May-2010 10:47 AM

easyJet joins class action to seek ash compensation

easyJet CEO, Andrew Harrison, stated the carrier plans to launch a class action lawsuit with other airlines to secure compensation for flight bans imposed by European authorities following the Apr-2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland (Reuters, 30-May-2010). easyJet estimates that airspace shut downs cost it between EUR50 million and EUR75 million.

easyJet: "We are already working on it with a group of other companies, including those outside the low-cost sector. It will be a suit from all airlines. That was a natural catastrophe and there is no reason why the consequences must be borne by the airlines alone, particularly when it became apparent afterwards that a closure of that size was unnecessary," Andrew Harrison, CEO. Source: Reuters, 30-May-2010.

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