Ryanair may have to payout over ash cloud

Sarah Coles
Ryanair plane
Ryanair plane

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Back in April 2010, a volcanic eruption from Eyjafjallajökull caused massive disruption for travellers all over the world. Passengers were stranded, and even the Navy was called in to rescue those stuck overseas.

Airlines and insurers were quick to offer payouts to ease the pain of travellers, but Ryanair stood firm, arguing that it shouldn't be financially responsible for a natural disaster, and that it would go to court to fight for this right if needs be. Now it has done just that - and seems likely to lose.