From April 4 low cost airline Ryanair will charge an extra €2 for all bookings to cover the cost of complying with the EU261 European passenger compensation regulation. EU261 established common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding, cancellation and long delay of flights. Ryanair says the regulation has cost it £87 million in the past year. The majority caused by the need to cancel flights due to ash clouds, snow and strikes – all out of the airline’s control. The carrier has called on the EU261 regulations to be reformed and it would

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