Tag: Ryanair

Greece Flights Hit by Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flights in Greece were at a standstill on Thursday after air traffic controllers called a 24-hour strike over pension reforms sought by the country’s creditors. The strike, due to end at 20:59 GMT, halted all flights into and out of the country, Athens airport said. “Nothing is moving today,” its press office said. The strike […]

Boeing, Ryanair Celebrate Milestone Delivery: 400th Next-Generation 737-800

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Ryanair marked a milestone today with the delivery of the airline’s 400th Next-Generation 737-800. The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world. “The Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with its industry leading technical reliability and seating capacity, has been the foundation upon which our successful and safe growth has been […]

Ryanair Have Commenced Works on a New Flight Simulator Project at Ryanair HQ

Reading Time: < 1 minute Once complete, this new Flight Simulator will allow Ryanair to assess Cadets and provide an industry leading opportunity for Pilots to practice their manual handling skills in a relaxed environment. Atkins is providing multidiscipline services including; Civil and Structural, Architecture and M&E. Design works where provided from concept stage through to construction including planning and […]

Ryanair To Launch New Private Jet For Hire

Reading Time: < 1 minute Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it is set to launch its own private jet charter. The Boeing 737-700 plane will be available for corporate and group hire. Far from the bolt-upright economy seating you might associate with the budget airline’s services around Europe, this for-hire service will come with a touch of luxury. “More than 25 […]

Ryanair Pilots in Germany to Lose Their ‘Home Base’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair Pilots based in two German bases, Frankfurt-Hahn and Bremen, have been informed in the last week that aircraft reductions are planned at their bases for Summer 2016. It is expected that at least 1 aircraft will be removed from each base but the company has not indicated if there will be any further decreases. […]

New Routes From January 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airlines are launching new routes for the 2016.  Hong Kong Airlines begins 3X-weekly Airbus A320 service to Phnom Penh Feb. 27. It began 3X-weekly Hong Kong-Gold Coast-Cairns Jan. 8. Hong Kong Airlines increased Hong Kong-Tianjin service to 2X-daily. Blue Air begins 2X-weekly Hamburg-Bucharest Boeing 737 service March 29. Ryanair adds daily London STN-Timisoara Nov. 1. […]

Idea of Low Cost Carriers Connecting with Legacy Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week, the Financial Times looked at the purportedly novel idea that Ryanair and easyJet may try to cooperate with legacy carriers to transfer passengers. This would be news for those two airlines, but it’s not a surprise. While it’s certainly not something without precedent, this plan is a little different. It’s going to be […]

Top 20 Airlines and Countries Started New Routes in 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to anna.aero’s New Route Database, 359 of the world’s airlines launched over 3,100 new services across 173 countries in 2015, which works out as an average of almost 60 new services per week. This is over 500 more than we logged in 2014. Around 44% of these new services were on routes already operated […]

Ryanair Breaks the 100 Million-Passenger Barrier

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that Ryanair’s policy to improve its customer service is paying off, based on passenger figures EasyJet also enjoyed record numbers as the low-cost market boomed. The last year may have been marked by terrorist incidents and travel scares, but it seems to have produced remarkable results for the two budget airlines which dominate […]

New European Airline Association Takes Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutes Final preparations are underway to create a new European airline association, called Airlines for Europe (A4E), which is expected to launch around the third week of January 2016. In June 2015, Europe’s five largest airline groups—Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair—joined forces to lobby on European aviation policy. At the […]