UPDATE: Ryanair crew praised after Jerez-Stansted flight was diverted due to ‘medical emergency’

Man causes Ryanair flightdelay.

Ryanair aircraft. Image: Aerovista Luchtfotografie/Shutterstock.com

RYANAIR cabin crew have been praised for the way dealt with a ‘medical emergency’ that happened on today’s (Monday, July 11) flight from Spain’s Jerez Airport to London Stansted in the UK. The flight was diverted to Bordeaux, France.

UPDATE 5.10 pm (July 11) – No official comment has been made by Ryanair regarding the incident on the Jerez-Stansted flight, however, one Twitter user thanked the staff for taking care of the person who suffered the ‘medical emergency’.

“Kudos to the @Ryanair cabin crew and fellow passengers on today’s flight from Jerez to Stansted for looking after the gentleman with a medical emergency…wishing him a speedy recovery #teamwork,” wrote Pauline Frear.

ORIGINAL 1.05 pm (July 11) – According to Flightradar24, the Ryanair flight from Spain’s Jerez Airport to London Stansted in the UK on Monday, July 11, has been diverted.

Although it is not clear yet what the emergency is, the Jerez-Stansted flight, which departed the airport in Andalucia’s Cadiz at 11.09 am, has been diverted to Bordeaux, France.

Geopolitical analysis Philip Ingram MBE, who recently paid tribute to the Queen on her platinum jubilee, noted on Twitter: “Looks like Ryan Air Flight to Stanstead has declared an emergency and is diverting to Bordeaux.”

Flightradar24 noted that the flight was due to arrive at the airport in Essex, UK at around 12.50 pm, however, the Boeing 737-8AS is now in France.

The news of the diversion comes after Ryanair announced fresh staff strikes in Spain after workers complained about working conditions and pay.

Ryanair staff will strike from July 12 to 15, 18 to 21 and 25 to 28 across Spanish airports.

The airline has bases in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga which are likely to be affected by the action.

The strike announcement came fresh on the heels of Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary’s revelation that: “Flying is just too cheap for what it is. I find it absurd every time that I fly to Stansted, the train journey into central London is more expensive than the airfare.”

“It has been my doing [taking prices so low]. I made a lot of money doing it.”

O’Leary added: “But ultimately, I don’t believe air travel is sustainable over the medium term at an average fare of €40.”

“It’s too cheap at that. But I think, you know, it will still be very cheap and affordable at €50 and €60,” he said at the time.

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Matthew Roscoe

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