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Ryanair

Ryanair Ltd. is an Irish low-cost airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted Airports. In 2013, Ryanair was both the largest European airline by scheduled passengers carried, and the busiest international airline by passenger numbers.

Ryanair operates over 350 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with a single 737-700 used as a backup plane and for pilot training. The airline has been characterised by its rapid expansion, a result of the deregulation of the aviation industry in Europe in 1997 and the success of its low-cost business model. Ryanair’s route network serves 32 countries in Europe, Africa (Morocco), and the Middle East (Israel).

Stranded Ryanair flight attendant writes his/her story about the famous night at Malaga Airport

A new chapter in the saga between Ryanair and their stranded Porto based crew members:  as previously written 24 cabin crew members got stranded...

British Airline Pilot’s Association (BALPA) responds to Ryanair claim that deal has been agreed

This morning (19 October), Ryanair announced that they had signed an agreement with the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) on seniority and base transfer agreement. Shortly...

Ryanair signs agreement with Portuguese pilot union SPAC, and additional agreements with BALPA in the UK

BALPA (UK) SIGN SENIORITY AND BASE TRANSFER AGREEMENTS Ryanair today (Fri 19 Oct) announced that it has signed an agreement with the Portuguese pilot union...

Now … did the stranded Ryanair crews really sleep on Malaga airport’s floor ?

This morning we published an article on the 800 passengers and crew members that got stranded at Malaga Airport after hurricane Leslie hit parts...

Hurricane Leslie: 800 Ryanair passengers (and crews) stranded at Malaga airport overnight

On Saturday 13 October, hurricane Leslie reached the Iberic Peninsula, heavily disrupting air traffic at Porto airport. Due to the storm, six Ryanair aircraft were forced...

“Base closures are a declaration of war”, Ryanair pilot union leaders say

Last week the presidents of European pilot unions and associations met in Vienna, they feel that the aggressive move by Ryanair management to close bases...

Ryanair to launch six new routes from Belgian airports (from Summer 2019) – Michael O’Leary reaches out to Belgian unions

On a press conference at Brussels Airport, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary announced its Summer 2019 schedule for Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport....

Ryanair bets on Catalonia with the opening of 6 new routes in summer, including Girona-Brussels

The low cost will open six new routes in Catalonia, which will add a total of 100 new routes between the three airports in...

New Ryanair manoeuver to discourage Belgian passengers from going to court: they will have to do so in Ireland

A small change in the general sales conditions of Ryanair appeared on 2 October. It could have gone unnoticed, but Belgian newspapers La Libre...

Barcelona court rules that Ryanair does not have to pay EU261 compensation for internal strikes

Ryanair today (4 Oct) welcomed the Commercial Court of Barcelona’s recent ruling confirming that no EU261 compensation is due to customers whose flights are...

Despite social actions, Ryanair welcomed 13.1m passengers (+11%) in September 2018

On 2 October, Ryanair released September traffic statistics. The low-cost airline welcomed 13.1m passengers (+11%) with a 97% load factor. Despite the pilot and...

Lower traffic because of strikes: Ryanair closes Eindhoven and Bremen bases, reduces Niederrhein

Ryanair today (1 Oct.) lowered its full-year profit guidance (excluding Laudamotion) from a current range of €1.25bn - €1.35bn, to a new range of...

Ryanair to (re-)open two new French bases: Bordeaux-Mérignac & Marseille-Provence

4 new aircraft for France, $400m investment Ryanair announced a significant expansion in France, launching 2 new bases at Bordeaux and Marseille as part of its...

Ryanair launhes record Prague Summer 2019 schedule

15 new routes, 2 new based aircraft ($200m investment), 2.1m customers, 23% growth  Ryanair launched its biggest ever Prague Summer schedule (2019) where it will...

Passenger turns up late for his flight at Dublin Airport, forces his way onto the tarmac and gets arrested

This morning (Thursday 27 September) at Dublin Airport, a passenger turned up late for this Ryanair flight to Amsterdam. The man became agitated and...

Budapest Airport reveals Ryanair’s Italian routes

Budapest Airport’s blistering S18 route network growth looks set to continue into 2019 as the Hungarian gateway announces a further two new routes with...

Ryanair to accept local contracts as early as 2019 – Only 3 or 4 cancellations in Belgium on Friday

At a press conference attended by Aviation24.be in a Diegem hotel Wednesday at noon, Ryanair freshly re-elected CEO Michael O’Leary said "We have recognised...

Ryanair launches new route between Brussels and Pisa

Ryanair today (25 Sep) announced a new route from Brussels Airport to Pisa in Italy, with a three times weekly service commencing in April...

Ryanair’s cabin crew strike on Friday 28 September, what to expect ?

Early September, several European unions (Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands) representing Ryanair’s cabin crew members met in Rome. Also present at the...

Ryanair flight attendant claims that he was fired after speaking to the press

On 20 September, Sarkis Simonjan - a Ryanair flight attendant and union member - was summoned to Dublin to hear his letter of dismissal....