ROME — The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair angered Italian passengers when a flight attendant described their destination of Bari in southern Italy as a "mafia city," the Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported Saturday.
"Welcome aboard this Ryanair flight from Paris-Beauvais to Bari, city of the mafia and Saint Nicolas", she said, according to the newspaper's local edition.
It quoted a passenger but gave no details of the date.
"I feel terribly offended by the ridiculous way you treat your passengers," a young woman passenger wrote to the airline and the city's mayor.
"Bari is in Puglia, a region that supported Ryanair with public money so it could open an airport platform with us some years ago," she said.
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