Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary said he would only give Panorama a formal interview for our programme, Why Hate Ryanair?, if we promised to run it totally unedited. We were not prepared to agree to this, but promised Ryanair we would be balanced and fair.
Reporter Vivian White went to Dublin and grabbed a few minutes with Mr O'Leary on his way out of Ryanair's Annual General Meeting last month. Mr O'Leary said the exchange would be cut to "suit the Panorama agenda". Here is the full, uncut, unedited version of the entire encounter.
A love/hate affair with Ryanair
Ryanair is one of the great success stories in the aviation industry, so why does it divide opinion so much, asks Vivian White, and why do people who don't like it still use it?Read the feature
As Ryanair prepares to become the first airline to eliminate check-in desks and go completely online, Panorama reporter Vivian White investigates the airline's cost-cutting measures.
Your commentsWhat you said about Panorama: Why Hate Ryanair?
Panorama 2000 to present
If you'd like to know more about Panorama programmes dating back to 2000, including features, transcripts, video content and more, please click on the link below.Browse the Panorama archive
- Vivian White