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UK Judge Orders Ryanair to Pay €250 Compensation to a Lap Child

A U.K. judge has ordered Ryanair to pay an infant passenger compensation because of a flight delay, a decision which the airline will challenge and appeal, potentially changing how future compensation claims will be made. The specific case was in regards to a family traveling back from Lanzarote, Spain to Birmingham back in December 2015 which saw their flight delayed more than 9 hours. Initially, the airline paid the husband and wife, and their daughter, but refused to pay the infant…

Ryanair Receives 450th Boeing 737 Aircraft

Ryanair, one of Europe’s largest airlines, has taken delivery of its 450th Boeing aircraft. The Irish carrier had its latest Boeing 737-800 delivered to Dublin Airport after arriving from Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash. Mick Hickey, Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer said in a statement: “We are delighted to receive our…

Ryanair Announces Increased Manchester Schedule for Winter Season

Dublin-based carrier Ryanair has unveiled their 2017 winter schedule for operations at Manchester Airport, featuring some new routes as well as extra frequencies on certain flights. Cities that will be receiving either new service or additional flights include Cologne, Frankfurt, Kiev and Seville, as well as a new winter service to Naples.…

Ryanair Announces Significant Growth in Scotland

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that they will be increasing their schedule from Scotland during the winter of 2017. Ryanair will operate 15 new routes out of Scotland's airports, which the airline has said will deliver a 20% growth in passenger numbers per year. The carrier currently operates out of four…

easyJet Heats Up Competition in Israel

U.K. low-cost carrier easyJet has officially become the largest foreign airline operating in Israel. Figures released by Israel’s Airport Authority show that easyJet flew over 56,000 passengers into Israel in the month of January 2017 which is an increase of almost 10% from last January. EasyJet’s Commercial Manager Neil Slaven,…

Ryanair Launches New Liverpool to Milan Flight

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe, Ryanair, has launched a route from Liverpool to Milan-Malpensa. The service is expected to launch initially on a three times per week basis starting in October 2017 to kick-off the LCC’s (Low-Cost Carrier) Winter 2017 timetable. Robin Kiely, Head of Communications for Ryanair, commented…

Ryanair Predicts Instability in European Open Skies Agreement Following Brexit

Ryanair’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, has continued to share his thoughts on the effect of Brexit to Ryanair and the aviation industry in general. On this occasion, he speculated on the impact to the European Open Skies Agreement. Speaking at a recent media event, he made the point that if…

Battleground Europe: Low Cost Competition Heats Up

Over the years, Europe has become a battleground for LCCs (Low Cost Carriers) with the presence of airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet emerging over the past three decades. This story will take a look at the history of some of the carriers, how they are doing in today's markets, as…

German Ryanair Bases and Pilot Homes Raided

UPDATE: Following the story coming to light, AirlineGeeks have been told that Ryanair has met with, and agreed to assist, the German tax authorities with their enquiry into a number of individual contractor pilots. The German tax authorities have confirmed that Ryanair is not the subject of any tax investigations.…

Ryanair Lock Horns with Europe’s Air Traffic Control

Low-cost airline Ryanair has called upon the European Commission and Parliament to take action to prevent further disruption following the latest air traffic controller's (ATC) decision to strike. Ryanair’s head of marketing, Kenny Jacobs, stated, “It's disgraceful that Europe’s consumers repeatedly have their travel plans disrupted or cancelled by the selfish…