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European Airline Chiefs Meet to Discuss Environmental Impacts of Aviation

Chief executives of some of Europe’s largest carriers met this week for the annual Airlines 4 Europe (A4E) summit and air traffic control (ATC) delays and environmental taxation were the main topics for discussion. A4E was formed in 2016 and is now the largest European airline association with a membership which includes Air France-KLM, EasyJet, Ryanair, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways. At a press conference on Wednesday, Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, Michael…

British Airways to Launch Service to Milan’s Bergamo Airport

Milan will be getting a third link to London link through British Airways. From Sept. 1, 2019, the U.K. flag carrier will begin operations at Milan Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) operating six weekly flights (no Saturday flights) to London Gatwick. The new service will be year-round…

Ryanair Sun to be Rebranded as Buzz

Ryanair Holdings Group, the parent company of Irish ultra-low-cost carrier Ryanair, is to rebrand its Polish-based subsidiary Ryanair Sun as Buzz. The carrier, which has operated using a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) since April 2018, took over from Ryanair’s scheduled Polish operations in September of the same year after…

Ryanair Announces Two New Italian Flights in One Day

On Wednesday, Ryanair launched two new routes from the U.K. to Italy for Winter 2019. The routes will take passengers from London's Stansted airport to Venice's Marco Polo airport, and from Manchester to Milan's Malpensa airport. Both services will operate four times per week, commencing in October. The airline is…

Ryanair Ends Partnership with Air Europa

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair and Globalia Group’s Spanish carrier Air Europa have announced an end to their cooperation that had enabled both airlines to share each other's long and short haul capabilities. Ryanair‘s head of marketing, Kenny Jacobs, cited the inability to integrate the computer and booking systems between both…

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning Despite Busy Winter

Europe's most prominent low-cost carrier has today announced that it is cutting its profit forecast for this winter, blaming lower than expected airfares. In a trading update released on Jan. 18, Dublin-based Ryanair indicated that it expects profits in the range of €1 billion to €1.1 billion, roughly around €100…

Ryanair Ranked Worst Short-Haul Airline in U.K.

According to the U.K.’s independent consumer watchdog Which?, Ryanair ranked the worst short-haul airline for the sixth year in a row. The low-cost carrier giant received a customer score of 40 percent, 12 percent lower than Thomas Cook Airlines which was the second worst rated. Which? Travel rates airlines, airport…

Ryanair Secures U.K. Operator Certificate in Anticipation for Hard Brexit

Uncertainties regarding Brexit are impacting in many industries, but one of those most affected is, without a doubt, aviation. With the U.K. and European Union failing to agree on critical issues and voting stalled in the U.K. Parliament, businesses are preparing for the worst as the March deadline rapidly approaches.…

Wizz Air and Ryanair Look to Future with New Training…

Two of Europe's most prominent low-cost carriers are setting their sights on the next generation of aviators, with Hungary's Wizz Air announcing the opening of its new €30 million training center and Irish counterpart Ryanair has announced a new pilot training program itself.  The news signifies not only how competitive…

Air Europa Converting Entire Long-Haul Fleet to Dreamliners

Spain's third-largest airline and Ryanair partner Air Europa is expanding and modifying its long-haul fleet, aiming for a fleet consisting exclusively of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to achieve ambitious goals, according to ABTA magazine. Air Europa’s current fleet consists of Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A330 aircraft, with the latter type being…