Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary. (Julien Warnand/AFP/Getty Images)
Tribune staff report | Budget airline Ryanair says aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. balked at
its request for planes with more seats and fewer toilets over concerns
the revised seating plan would compromise passenger safety.
Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary says he still hopes to convince
Boeing that removing two toilets and adding six seats would not slow
down emergency evacuations.
A spokeswoman for Chicago-based Boeing said the company did not discuss conversations with customers.
Ireland-based Ryannair, which is known for its ultra-cheap fares, no-frills service and lengthy menu of fees, is also exploring installing pay toilets on the Boeing jets it uses for short flights within Europe.
Associate Press contributed