Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, are reportedly suing ExxonMobil, the world’s second largest company, as part of a multimillion pound lawsuit alleging the oil group overcharged it for aviation fuel.
The whingeing, pathetic excuse for an airline are claiming at least €9m (£7.6m) in compensation – plus an unspecified amount for lost profit – after the oil major allegedly ramped prices over a seven-year period, documents filed with London’s high court reveal.
Good on ExxonMobil we say. How nice to see the shoe on the other foot for a change. Ryanair might want to stop and have a think about all the people still waiting for refunds and compensation following the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused havoc with UK airspace.
A spokesman from ExxonMobil commented “The terms and conditions were there for Ryanair to see when buying aviation fuel on our website. Ryanair were not forced to pay the inflated price, they could have used an ExxonMobile Mastercard which carries no transaction fee. We did, however, add on £2.4million to the bill due to Ryanair not bringing their printed off fuel order slip when at the pumps”.