Tag: Ryanair

Airlines Fly Lower After Barcelona Attack

Airline stocks took a nosedive on Friday morning as the horrific van attack in Barcelona the previous evening was felt likely to hit tourism to the region. British Airways and Iberia owner IAG and EasyJet both shed 3% in early trading, while Ryanair was 5% lower on the open, before all three pared losses as […]

Ryanair Calls On UK Airports To Limit Pre-Flight Alcohol Sales

Ryanair called on UK airports to take necessary measures to prevent excessive alcohol consumption, in the wake of increased disruptive behaviour from passengers travelling from British airports. The CAA reported a 600% increase in disruptive passenger incidents in the UK between 2012 and 2016 with most “involving alcohol” and Ryanair urged the airports to take […]

Ryanair B738 Overruns Runway On Landing At Bucharest

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Berlin Schoenefeld (Germany) to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 183 people on board landed on Otopeni’s runway but overran the displaced end of the runway, damaged a runway end light and came to a stop on the paved surface of the runway. The aircraft was able to immediately turn […]

Ryanair Posts 55% Profit Rise In First Quarter

Ryanair has posted a 55% rise in first quarter profit to €397m. This result is distorted by the timing of Easter in the first quarter, with no holiday period in the prior year comparative. Traffic grew 12% to 35m as Ryanair’s lower fares and “Always Getting Better” (AGB) programme delivered a record 96% load factor. […]

Etihad Airways Could Deepen Alitalia Stake

Italy’s Alitalia has received around 10 non-binding offers for total or partial take-over, including from UAE national carrier Etihad Airways and budget airline Ryanair. The deadline for the loss-making company to receive non-binding offers was 6:00 pm local time (1600 GMT). Alitalia, which has struggled to compete with low-cost rivals including Ryanair, went into administration […]

Violent Landing Makes Ryanair Passengers Panic

A Ryanair plane landed so violently that a passenger “feared the landing gear would snap”. The bumpy landing was filmed by a passenger travelling from Fuerteventure in Spain on Friday and shows the nail-biting moment the plane hits the tarmac with a thud. The passenger filmed the plane coming in to land at Leeds Bradford […]

Ryanair Cancels Planned Ukrainian Service

Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has canceled flights to Ukraine it had planned to start in October. According to a Ryanair statement July 10, the decision was made “following Kiev airport’s [Boryspil] failure to honor a growth agreement reached at the Ministry of Infrastructure with airport officials and the current airport director general, Pavlo Riabikin, […]

Etihad Backed Alitalia Might Have Found A Saviour

Europe’s largest airline by passengers has said it would invest in struggling carrier Alitalia if it would receive a majority stake in return. Etihad backed Alitalia entered administration in May after staff rejected a last minute restructuring deal that would have shed thousands of jobs but freed up enough cash for the airline to remain […]

Ryanair Posts Full Year Net Income Of €1.316 Billion

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, reported a 6% increase in full year net profit to €1.316bn. The combination of a 13% cut in average fares, coupled with Year 3 of the “Always Getting Better” (AGB) programme delivered 13% traffic growth to 120m customers, and an industry leading 94% load factor. Unit costs fell by 11% […]

EU Warns Airlines About Post-Brexit Access

Senior EU officials fear that the airline industry is “in denial” about the potential implications of Brexit, reports The Guardian today. Of chief concern is certain airlines’ continued ability to operate flights between member states once Britain leaves the EU. To do so, carriers must have a “significant” base within the EU and be majority-owned […]