Ryanair loses compensation case

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has been ordered by Europe’s top court to compensate passengers delayed by a volcanic ash cloud in Iceland in 2010, in a ruling that could expose other airlines to similar claims from disgruntled travellers. The court said EU rules require airlines to compensate travellers for delays caused by unforeseen events. Ryanair said the decision could “materially increase the cost of flying across Europe”.