Tag: Ryanair

Ryanair to Acquire Initial 24.9% Stake in New Airline Laudamotion

In an attempt to gain a stronger foothold in the German and Austrian market, Ryanair has agreed to buy an initial stake in Austrian carrier Laudamotion. Laudamotion is a newly formed carrier rising from the ashes of insolvent Niki, the low-cost subsidiary of the now defunct Airberlin. Niki flew to tourist destinations from Germany and […]

Ryanair to Add First B737 MAX 200 in 2Q19

Ryanair has confirmed it will take delivery of its first of 110 B737 MAX 200s on firm order from Boeing in April 2019. The Irish LCC said in its latest 3QFY18 results that it had also agreed to purchase up to 210 (110 firm and 100 options) B737 Max 200 aircraft from Boeing during the […]

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Begins First Flights to Jordan

Europe’s leading low-cost carrier Ryanair has introduced 14 new direct flight routes between Europe and Jordan, starting in March. The move was announced by the country’s tourism minister Lina Annab at the Jordan 2018 Agenda conference and formally unveiled at a press conference today. The move will offer a distinct fillip to the country’s all-important […]

Ryanair Announces $300m Investment With 3 New Aircraft At Manchester

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, announced an additional investment of $300 million at Manchester airport with an extra three based aircraft for its peak summer 2018 schedule (June-September) as it added 10 new summer routes to Agadir, Almeria, Barcelona Reus, Belfast, Cagliari, Palermo, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Rhodes, & Venice Treviso and more flights on existing routes. […]

Ryanair UK Pilots Vote to Accept Pay Increases of up to 20%

Ryanair confirmed that all 15 of its UK pilot bases – including London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal – have now voted in secret ballot to accept pay increases of up to 20% and these increases will be paid next week in the January payroll. These increases bring Ryanair’s pilot pay […]

Ryanair Renews Interest in NIKI Takeover

Ryanair has confirmed the Irish LCC has contacted the Austrian administrators of bankrupt airberlin subsidiary NIKI, expressing interest in participating in the insolvency process and potential purchase of remaining NIKI assets, head of communications Robin Kiely told ATW. Ryanair was one of the earlier bidders for NIKI, which filed for bankruptcy Dec. 13, 2017, immediately […]

Ryanair Seeks UK Operating Permit in Brexit Move

Ireland-based LCC Ryanair has applied for a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC), to guard against the possibility of the UK’s 2019 exit from the European Union (EU) leading to a rupture of air links between the UK and the 27-nation bloc. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has repeatedly voiced concerns that a “hard Brexit”—one where negotiations […]

Ryanair Agrees To Recognise Pilot Unions

Ryanair announced that it has written to the pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal inviting each of them to talks to recognise these unions as the representative body for pilots in Ryanair in each of these countries, as long as they establish Committees of Ryanair pilots to deal with Ryanair […]

Ryanair Pilots to Strike Before Christmas

Ryanair passengers face disruption to their Christmas travel plans after pilots and crew announced industrial action in a bid to win union recognition and better conditions. Members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association told the carrier that they will halt work for a day on Dec. 20 over Ryanair’s refusal to recognize it or a […]

Ryanair Pilots to Cost Carrier an Extra €100m Per Annum

Following on from the rostering debacle, Ryanair has addressed the competitiveness of the low-cost carrier’s pilots’ pay, together with communication, career progression and basing. Michael O’Leary, the company’s CEO has claimed that the pay offered was “already slightly higher” that competitor airlines, but he admitted that response to a tightening market for experienced first officers […]