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Complainant Name:
Mr David Purdy

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Birmingham Post


Mr David Purdy complained that the newspaper had reported misleading and inaccurate figures relating to employment numbers associated with Ryanair at Birmingham International Airport.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a letter from the complainant which set out that there was reason to believe that Ryan had over-estimated the likely employment arising from their passenger traffic at the airport. The letter detailed an alternative, realistic calculation for the potential increase in local jobs: approximately 151 extra employees per extra million passengers, rather than 1000, as had been claimed.

Report: 79

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