Posts by tag: Ryanair

Local News March 13, 2015

Lawyers to face Bar discipline over Ryanair non-disclosure

By Constantinos Psillides

FIVE lawyers employed by the law firm founded by President Nicos Anastasiades, who allegedly tried to hide that connection while involved in a bid by Ryanair to buy off the now defunct Cyprus Airways, will be the subject of a disciplinary probe by the Cyprus Bar Association, a source on the association’s board told the Cyprus Mail.

The probe is expected to be completed within two weeks.

The Bar association is looking into the actions of Nikolas…

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Lawyers to face Bar discipline over Ryanair non-disclosure
Local News February 18, 2015

Ryanair: Cyprus’ airports still too expensive

By Bejay Browne

RYANAIR officials were in Paphos for a few hours on Wednesday to celebrate the low cost airlines 30th  year of operation and a seat sale with  very short-notice 30 per cent off all fares for travel in March and April for which bookings would have to be made by midnight Wednesday.

Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien, during a news conference in Paphos said that  prices were astronomically high at both of Cyprus airports, which deters airlines,…

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Ryanair: Cyprus’ airports still too expensive
Local News February 12, 2015

Paphos-bound flight diverted after medical emergency (updated)

A Ryanair flight from the UK to Cyprus had to be diverted to Hungary on Thursday following a medical emergency.

Flight FR3131 from London Stansted to Paphos had to land in Budapest.

“This flight … diverted to Budapest after a customer became ill on board,” the airline told the Cyprus Mail in an emailed response, without elaborating.

“The aircraft landed normally and the customer was met by medical personnel and disembarked the aircraft, which departed to Paphos a short time…

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Paphos-bound flight diverted after medical emergency (updated)
Local News February 3, 2015

Much ado about nothing in Ryanair legal debacle

By Elias Hazou

NO one connected to the former law firm of President Nicos Anastasiades appears to have broken the law, the Attorney-general said yesterday.

“Based on existing evidence, there does not appear to be cause to investigate a possible criminal offence by any person or legal entity,” AG Costas Clerides said in a statement.

Issues pertaining to ethics or potential conflict of interest do not fall under the scope of the Attorney-general’s office, he added.

The AG had been…

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Much ado about nothing in Ryanair legal debacle
Local News January 30, 2015

President asks AG to probe law firm link with airline (updated)

By George Psyllides

President Nicos Anastasiades has asked attorney-general to investigate his former law firm and apply the full force of the law if necessary, after it emerged that two of its lawyers took part in a meeting to discuss the acquisition of Cyprus Airways by Ryanair, despite saying it was no longer representing the low-cost airline.

“I would like to make it emphatically clear that I expect you to apply the full force of the law if you determine…

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President asks AG to probe law firm link with airline (updated)
Business Local News January 26, 2015

President off the hook in Ryanair probe

By Constantinos Psillides

An investigation by the auditor general’s office found no indication that President Nicos Anastasiades had anything to do with Ryanair’s bid to buy off the now defunct Cyprus Airways (CY), according to statement issued on Monday.

The probe was in response to a public outcry after daily Phileleftheros run a story in November saying that according to a report drafted by CY’s financial advisers KPMG, the law firm founded by Anastasiades had represented the low-cost airline back…

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President off the hook in Ryanair probe
Local News January 16, 2015

Ryanair eyes Turkey flights

By Constantinos Psillides

BUDGET carrier Ryanair has plans to use Cyprus as base of operations for flights to Turkey, according to the airline’s chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs.

He was quoted in a Wednesday article of the Irish Times as saying that the airline will “press ahead with plans to apply to the Cypriot government for an airline operator’s certificate (AOC), which would open up new markets in the region such as Israel, Turkey and possibly parts of the Middle…

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Ryanair eyes Turkey flights
Local News December 1, 2014

Auditor-general prepares for probe into possible Ryanair links to president

By a Staff Reporter

TAKING UP the baton handed to him by the president, Auditor-General Odysseas Michaelides will investigate whether procedures involving the seeking out of strategic investors for ailing national carrier Cyprus Airways were above board.

The probe includes the extent of the involvement of the law firm founded by President Nicos Anastasiades.

In a statement over the weekend, the auditor-general’s office said it would soon commence scrutinising the procedures that got underway in July.

Among other things, the…

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Auditor-general prepares for probe into possible Ryanair links to president
Local News November 29, 2014

House Ethics Committee to probe presidential role

By George Psyllides

The chairman of the House Ethics Committee said he will raise the matter of President Nicos Anastasiades’ link with his law office after it initially represented an airline interested in acquiring national carrier Cyprus Airways.

Phidias Sarikas’ statement followed Anastasiades’ call on Friday for the committee to investigate whether he was either directly or indirectly involved, through his law office, which had represented one of the suitors, Ryanair, for a short period.

Anastasiades said he would resign…

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House Ethics Committee to probe presidential role

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