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Complainant Name:
Mr David Purdy

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Birmingham Post

Complaint:

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

Resolution:

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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