It could all be dismissed as just another Ryanair publicity stunt.
Michael O’Leary, chief executive of the budget airline, has challenged Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the largest shareholder in easyJet, its arch-rival, to a race round Trafalgar Square to settle a dispute over insults concerning “‘high fares’â€ and the portrayal of Sir Stelios as Pinocchio.
But the latest Ryanair insults have provoked a counter-threat. For the first time in the history of their rivalry, easyJet and Sir Stelios are threatening to sue Ryanair ” on two counts.
“‘If Stelios does not want to run, maybe he can go round in a wheelbarrow,’â€ said Mr O’Leary. “‘Or maybe we could do sumo wrestling.’â€
source: Times Online