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Ryanair Grows Its Fleet To Meet Increasing Demand in Europe

Fueled by growth in their yearly earnings, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has increased the lease on ten jets through 2019, as well as is requesting an additional two or three additional Boeing 737 aircraft, pending the aircraft manufacturer's approval. The airline currently has 47 aircraft on order with Boeing, with the expectation to have them delivered by March 2018. If the agreement goes through, the new order could rise to 50 aircraft to be delivered this fiscal year. Chief Financial Officer…

Ryanair Could Leave the UK Market Due to Brexit

Ryanair has threatened to end five of its routes to the United Kingdom for a limited amount of time if a bilateral Brexit deal does not get solved, according to a report by The Guardian. The low-cost carrier could cancel flights from London Stansted in addition to other UK airports. Ryanair’s…

UK Judge Orders Ryanair to Pay €250 Compensation to a…

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…

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…