Ryanair took a Boeing 737 plane out of service to be cleaned and disinfected after 2 passengers claimed they had been bitten by ticks on a flight to Italy.
The Irish Times reports:
‘Ryanair said today two passengers who travelled from Billund, Denmark to Ciampino, Italy, had made a complaint while waiting in the terminal to collect baggage.
“As the source of these alleged insect bites was unknown, Ryanair was happy to disinfect the aircraft overnight before returning it to service on Friday September 7th,” it said.’
Italian media reported that medics in Italy diagnosed tick bites on the flyers. Airport authorities called pest control as a result.
There have been no additional reports of any bites or insects.