Of the environmental activists were scaled yesterday Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanairin front of the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, to protest against the carbon emissions of the Europe’s leading airline in number of passengers.
“Stop pollution“, shouted a protester dressed in black after throwing a pie in Michael O’Leary’s face. A second protester hit him in the back of the head with another pie. Shortly afterwards, in front of journalists, Michael O’Leary commented on the incident with humor: “My only complaint was that the cream was artificial and not very tasty“.
Full of irony, the low-cost airline published on the X network (formerly Twitter) a photo of its pie-in-the-mouth CEO accompanied by the following message: “Warm welcome in Brussels today to celebrate Ryanair’s 7 new routes for winter 2023. Passengers are so happy with our routes that they are celebrating with a cake”.
Warm welcome in Brussels today to celebrate RYR’s 7 new routes for Winter 23. Passengers so happy with our routes and petition that they’re celebrating with cake. We’ve got tasty low fares! pic.twitter.com/MpT6ssSX6a
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) September 7, 2023
The NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) estimates that Irish low-cost Ryanair emitted 13.3 million tonnes of CO2 in 2022, making it the most polluting airline.