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Ryanair’s boss insists the airline’s plan to ramp up its flights from July is realistic. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair’s boss insists the airline’s plan to ramp up its flights from July is realistic. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Ryanair’s boss insists the airline’s plan to ramp up its flights from July is realistic. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair is on the hook for €1bn worth of passenger refunds, chief executive Eddie Wilson has told the Sunday Independent.

The Ryanair boss also insisted that the airline's plan to run 40pc of its schedule from July 1 was realistic and would be reflected in its Irish operation.

Wilson said he did not see the refund issue as a battle for the airline to hold on to cash. He insisted that 25 million passengers already entitled to a refund would receive either money or vouchers.