Wednesday 19 January 2022
The Appellant/Defendant, Ryanair DAC, seeks permission to appeal the order of HHJ Gerald, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, dated 29 April 2021, whereby he made an enforcement order preventing the Defendant from continuing or repeating the conduct of refusing to pay compensation to consumers whose UK-departing flights were cancelled as a result of union-led strikes and making consequent orders. The order is accompanied by a penal notice.
This was an application by the Claimant/Respondent, the Civil Aviation Authority, for an enforcement order under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002. HHJ Gerald found that the Defendant had breached Article 5 (1) (c) of Regulation (EC) 261/2004 by refusing to pay compensation to consumers whose flights were cancelled as a result of the union-led strikes by the employees of the Defendant.