Irish LCC Ryanair has said it is no longer interested in acquiring part of Italian flag carrier Alitalia, as it instead focuses on its own pilot crewing crisis. Over recent weeks, Ryanair has been forced to cancel around 20,000 flights, affecting 715,000 passengers. The cancellations have been driven by a pilot leave crunch, as Ryanair transitions from an April to March leave year to the calendar year from Jan. 1, 2018. In an update issued Sept. 27, Ryanair said: “In order to focus ...

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