Ryanair tries to buy Aer Lingus.
The opposition to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accuses the Belarusian government of diverting Ryanair Flight 4978 from Athens, Greece, to Vilnius, Lithuania, and forcing it to land in Minsk in order to arrest opposition journalist and activist Raman Pratasevich, who was on board. Although the motive for the forced landing was an alleged bomb threat, no explosives were found.
British Airways CEO Álex Cruz is fired as the airline struggles with both reduced passengers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and heavy criticisms from labour unions and MPs for massive firings and large pay cuts. Sean Doyle, CEO of Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus, immediately assumes his position.
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair cancels 82 Sunday flights as the first step in a six-week program that will eliminate 40 to 50 flights daily to wipe out its crew vacation backlog in order to meet Irish Aviation Authority requirements by the end of this year.
Tens of thousands of workers across Europe protest against austerity measures being taken by their governments. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-europe-11432579 (BBC)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-europe-2010-09-2010929114043842969.html (Al Jazeera)], [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-business-2010-sep-29-europe-austerity-protests ("The Guardian")]Rallies take place in Portugal, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Ireland and France. [http:--edition.cnn.com-2010-WORLD-europe-09-29-europe.strikes-?hpt=Sbin (CNN)]A concrete mixer is crashed into the gates of Ireland's national parliament by a man protesting against the cost of bailing out Anglo Irish Bank. [http:--www.irishtimes.com-newspaper-breaking-2010-0929-breaking10.html?via=rel ("The Irish Times")] [http:--news.ph.msn.com-business-article.aspx?cp-documentid=4366433 (AFP)]date=April 2020 [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-business-2010-sep-29-anglo-irish-bank-bailout-cost ("The Guardian")]Spanish workers stage the country's first general strike since 2002. Transport operates at below normal levels, TV and newspapers are reduced and picketers deliver pamphlets to offices in Madrid explaining their position. [http:--www.thenewstribune.com-2010-09-29-1360855-general-strike-starts-in-spain.html ("The News Tribune")]date=August 2019 Thousands of people converge outside government headquarters in Warsaw under the slogan "No to cuts, yes to development". [http:--news.smh.com.au-breaking-news-world-workers-swarm-europes-streets-in-anticuts-protests-20100930-15xnn.html ("The Sydney Morning Herald")]An estimated 100,000 people march on Brussels as part of a Europe-wide strike call given by the European Trade Union Confederation. [http:--www.thehindu.com-news-international-article803003.ece ("The Hindu")] [http:--news.xinhuanet.com-english2010-world-2010-09-30-c_13536202.htm (Xinhua)]A strike by air traffic controllers in Brussels and the general strike in Spain impacts flights by airlines such as Etihad Airways, easyJet and Ryanair. [http:--gulfnews.com-business-aviation-etihad-delays-flight-to-brussels-1.689198 ("Gulf News")]Spanish workers stage the country's first general strike since 2002. Transport operates at below normal levels, TV and newspapers are reduced and picketers deliver pamphlets to offices in Madrid explaining their position. [http:--www.thenewstribune.com-2010-09-29-1360855-general-strike-starts-in-spain.html ("The News Tribune")]date=August 2019
Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, cancels all flights to and from Ireland, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, northern France, northern Germany, Poland and the Baltic states until 12:00 GMT on Monday: CEO Michael O'Leary calls the situation "unprecedented".