Ryanair says sorry to easyJet over Pinocchio adverts

By Andy Rice 15 July 2010

British low-cost airline Ryanair has paid rival easyJet damages of £50,100 and apologised to its founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou for running an advert implying that he was a liar. The ad featured Haji-Ioannou with a Pinocchio-style nose, and accused easyJet of lying about its punctuality statistics. Ryanair will also have to pay costs, which have yet to be determined. Read more: The Guardian

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