Splitting up families on flights a risk to air safety

Ryanair’s policy means children under 12 must sit beside an adult on the same booking, but millions of families without young children, as well as friends and loved ones, routinely find themselves split up because they’d rather not pay extra (between £4 and £15 per person per flight) to reserve a seat.

Investing in families is investing in our societies

On the occasion of International Day of Families, 15 May 2018, Caritas Europa calls on the European Union and its Member States to invest in family friendly policies. Family is the basic unit of society and one of the three main pillars of any fair society, along with an inclusive labour market and social protection mechanisms.