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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. In order to guarantee a seamless operation regardless of the outcome in March, Irish low-cost airline Ryanair filed for a U.K. Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) in December 2017. Finally, the…

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…

Ryanair Shares Plummet After Issuing a Profit Advisory

Ryanair is struggling pursuit of profit and the low-cost carrier giant has warned that the full-year profit will be lower than expected. The expected profit was €1.25 billion to €1.35 billion, to a new range of €1.11 billion to €1.2 billion. Ryanair shares have slumped almost 14 percent since the…

European Commission Intervenes in Looming Ryanair Strikes

The European Commission has intervened in the wage conflict at Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair. The airline is being requested to apply European Union (EU) lawfully and across its operations and to offer local contracts to local crews rather than Irish contracts to its entire staff. Ryanair is currently in conflict with…

Ryanair Facing “Biggest Strikes They’ve Ever Seen”

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe has been warned it faces continent-wide strike-action at the end of September unless it improves working conditions for cabin crew. The move comes on a day where Ryanair has cancelled plans to move jobs and planes from Dublin to Poland, a situation that inspired…

Laudamotion Announce Expansion Plans, New Livery and Growth Initiatives

Laudamotion, the Austrian low-cost airline which took over the insolvent Niki earlier this year, has announced that it will double its fleet size from 9 to 18 Airbus A320 aircraft for summer 2019. The carrier, which focuses on the Austrian and German markets, has had a successful first summer season…

Ryanair Signs First Union Deal with Pilots

Irish carrier Ryanair has signed its first-ever union deal with its pilots based in Italy. The carrier, which is known for its hard line with unions, hopes that the new collective labor agreement with Italian pilots will allow the airline to sign similar deals across the carrier's network. The signing…

Ryanair Pilot Unions Meet to Discuss Further Action After Summer…

Ryanair’s troubled summer of strikes appears to be continuing into the autumn given there is yet to be an agreement with any of the union groups it has recently recognized. The Irish carrier has been facing increased pressure from pilot and cabin crew groups across Europe with multiple strike action…

Ryanair Cancels Hundreds of Flights Amid Another Round of Pilot…

Ryanair was forced to cancel almost 400 flights on Friday as more pilot strikes continued to plague the low-cost carrier. Nearly 15 percent of the airline's operations were canceled as a result of strikes that come just a month after numerous other issues with pilots and cabin crew. The daylong…