Ryanair to use several self-flying planes with no pilots on board from next year

Irish budget airline Ryanair will begin using self-flying planes from early next year. Chief Executive Michael O’Leary told reporters that the unmanned aircraft will operate on several popular routes out of Dublin and reassured passengers that that the planes are perfectly safe.

“Passengers have absolutely nothing to be concerned about. We would never put them or our cabin crew in any danger. These aircraft have been thoroughly tested for more than two years now and hardly any of them crashed.”

We asked Mr O’Leary if passengers will be made aware that they’re on a plane with no pilot.

“God no. We’d never sell another seat. Can you imagine? There’s no need to cause panic. We won’t be telling passengers when there’s nobody flying the plane just like we never tell them when there’s a woman flying the plane.”