Easyjet fine upheld

7th February 2013

Budget airline EasyJet has failed in its efforts to overturn a court ruling that it discriminated against disabled passengers by stopping them from boarding alone.

A Paris court fined the airline £60,000 in 2012 after three wheelchair-bound customers were not permitted to board their flights from at Charles de Gaulle airport in 2008 and 2009.

The airline was given a further £4000 fine in May for not allowing another refusing to disabled passenger to board her flight in 2010 because she was travelling alone.

Victim Karine Viera said: “We were barred because our presence means they run up costs as cabin crew have to do extra work to look after us.”

 

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