Some BBC Breakfast viewers agreed with the CEO as one tweeted: “Not often I agree with O’Leary but on this occasion I do. Anyone that’s been booking flights this year to travel must’ve known the risk of cancellation or travel restrictions.”
Another asked: “Why should they be refunded for a service that is still being provided?”
While someone else slammed the policy and tweeted: “My parents weren’t offered anything, just told the flight was going, if you cancel you get nothing. They are both in their 70s and didn’t want to risk their health or quarantine on return. I couldn’t believe their attitude.”
“Had a feeling this would happen. And all those people from spring who used their vouchers on later flights thinking they would be fine now lose out and Ryanair keep their cash,” another added.
BBC Breakfast viewers airs daily on BBC One at 6am.