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Due to a clash with the Civil Aviation Authority because of the way on the identification of passengers , Ryanair says it will suspend its operations in Italy from 23 January.
The suspension will remain in force until the Civil Aviation Authority will revoke his directive , requiring Ryanair to accept other forms of identification of passengers over a passport or national identity card .
The airline says it will fight the directive before an Italian court , the Council of State .
"The passport and identity card are approved by all other EU countries , ENAC and about four years ago . illegitimate ENAC's insistence that Ryanair should accept other ( less secure ) forms of ID on Italian domestic flights , with which our crews and our management may not be familiar , reduces security . This is unacceptable for Ryanair , for our crews and passengers, " , says the CEO of a low-fare airline Michael O'Leary.
flights from 10 Italian bases in Alghero , Bari, Bologna, Toast, Cagliari, Milan (Bergamo), Pescara, Pisa, Rome (Ciampino), Trapani would be interested unless a solution is found .
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ENAC President Vito Riggio , also as President of CISA - Interministerial Committee for Aviation Security and Airport , agreement with the police force , asked the Director General of ENAC Alessio Quaranta , you have to be intensified checks on all flights departing from international airports to U.S. destinations , including more manual checks on all passengers , as also required by the TSA - Transport Security Administration – the U.S. authorities for security as prevention of illegal acts .
Increased controls have already been arranged in all the airports in question .
LONDON – searches in London in connection with investigations on the failed attack a Delta-Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit . and severe restrictions on flights to the U.S. .
The bomber . The Nigerian who wanted to blow up the plane with 278 people on board, il 23enne Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, is an industrial engineering student at University College London . He had applied for a visa to attend a religious seminary . Meanwhile were intensified checks at European airports for passengers flying to the United States .
The bomber was not on the "no-fly list" . Abdulmutallab's name , said that after the arrest of belonging to Al Qaeda and have followed the instructions , was not so far in the "no-fly list " ( the list of suspects which prevented the shipment to the United States ) but was still known to the authorities . Secondo fonti governative di Washington, was two years in the list of terror suspects compiled by the U.S. security services . "We are in contact with U.S. investigators for the raids in London" , stated a spokesman for Scotland Yard , without specifying which areas or buildings are affected .
Restrictions on flights Use . The torso and legs of all passengers on flights to the U.S. will be manually checked and their hand luggage will be opened and inspected even if they spent free x-rays <; hour before landing all the people on board will be seated in place with the seat in the upright position ; at the same time will be prohibited from the use of pillows and blankets . These, writes the site of MSNBC , the new rules on flights to the United States that the U.S. authorities have called for immediately to all airports in the world . "The extra measures will be apllicate worldwide for aircraft in the U.S. now and for an indefinite peiodo" , ha spiegato Judith Sluiter, spokesman of anti-Dutch .
Intensified checks at airports . In Italy, as in other European countries have been strengthened security measures on all flights to the United States . In Britain the alert applies to passengers arriving from the United States . All those departing and their cabin baggage are checked manually before boarding , as also required by the TSA (Transport security administration, the U.S. authorities for security as prevention of illegal acts ). procedures can lengthen the time of boarding .
EU, verify compliance with standards Amsterdam . The European Commission is investigating whether the airport in Amsterdam – where it started the plane of Delta Airlines – compliance with all safety standards . "The incident shows once again that vigilance is required at all times in the fight against terrorism" , ha detto il commissario europeo alla Giustizia e all’Interno, Jacques Barriot. Il commissario Ue, che si è detto "orripilato" dal fallito attentato, ha spiegato che la Commissione è in contatto con le autorità responsabili olandesi e statunitensi per verificare che siano state seguite tutte le procedure previste.
Anche la Nigeria avvia inchiesta. Nigeria has announced the opening of an investigation into his citizen who sought to blow up the flight of the Delta-Northwest . Information Minister said that the government in Abuja is committed to working with the United States .