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Bonza Attempts to Gain Traction in Australian Market

Australia will have a new low cost carrier next year. Subject to regulatory approval, the new airline will start selling tickets in early 2022. According to the new airline's website, customers can expect to fly on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, meaning they can offer ulta-low prices while reducing carbon footprint. The new airline will not be serving international routes, with Bonza claiming that it exists to allow Aussies to see more of their own backyard. But can the notoriously difficult Australian market…

European Ultra-Low-Cost Flying Part Two: Pisa to Catania with Ryanair

This is Part Two in a short series of trip reports aboard European ultra-low-cost carriers. To view Part One, click here. I don't think I need to say much about Ryanair. The juggernaut of affordable travel revolutionized forever how people fly in Europe, defying legacy airlines and lowering fares significantly.…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…

Ryanair To Close London Southend Base

European low-cost carrier Ryanair announced it will be closing its base at Southend airport near London, where it currently bases two aircraft. The Irish born carrier will open a base in Newcastle, on the other hand, taking off in 2022. As of November 1st, Ryanair will no longer fly from…

Ryanair Opens Recruitment Drive, Aims to Hire 2,000 Pilots For…

In the lead as Europe's largest airline, Ryanair has been dominating European countries and markets with its relatively-large fleet and lower airfares, and it announced late last year a massive Boeing 737 MAX aircraft order that totaled to 210 planes. Being seen as the "game-changer" for Ryanair's passengers and the…

Ryanair Announces Its Third African Base in Agadir, Morocco

On Thursday, Ryanair announced its third base in Africa out of its more than 80 bases in the continent and across Europe. Its new base is located in Agadir, Morocco, where the low-cost carrier plans to base two aircraft as an investment of $200 million. We are delighted to open…

Ryanair Triples the Number of Passengers Carried in June

The benefits of robust vaccination programs and a consolidated approach to the easing of travel restrictions are beginning to see positive effects for the European aviation industry. On Friday, the Ryanair Group announced that 5.3 million passengers were carried across the consortium’s network of airlines in the month of June.…

Ryanair and Major Airport Owners Take U.K. Government to Court…

Ryanair and the owner of their largest UK airport base have begun legal proceedings to challenge the UK government’s ‘traffic light system’ of international travel. The Irish-based carrier and Manchester Airports Group (MAG), owners of London Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester airports are seeking clarity on how the UK government…

Belavia Faces Mass Schedule Changes Following Ryanair Interception

Following the weeks’ worth of backlash after Ryanair Flight 4978 was forcibly diverted from its path between Athens and Vilnius and Belarusian activist Roman Protasevich's arrest on arrival, flag carrier Belavia is feeling the heat from the fallout. The airline over the past week has seen its route network dwindle…

Ryanair Flight Redirected By Belarusian Government To Arrest Dissident

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair found itself in the middle of an international political incident when one of its flights was forced to divert to a foreign capital and one of its passengers was apprehended by law enforcement after. Flight FR4978 on May 23, scheduled to fly from Athens, Greece to…