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Sunday 25 June 2017

O’Leary’s jibe inappropriate, says EasyJet boss

EASYJET chairman Michael Rake has hit out at comments made by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary against Easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, describing them as "inappropriate, inaccurate and personal attacks".

Mr Haji-Ioannou last week issued libel proceedings against Mr O’Leary after the Ryanair chief executive depicted him as a liar.

Mr Rake made the comments in an address to shareholders at Easyjet’s annual general meeting in Luton yesterday.

Ryanair had earlier this month published advertisements depicting the Easyjet founder as Pinocchio and accusing him of failing to publish the airline’s punctuality data.

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