Ryanair Reports Strong First Half Results

On Tuesday, Ryanair announced its first half (H1) results, reporting increased revenue and passenger numbers compared to the same period last year. This is despite controversies earlier this year when a number of flights were cancelled due to pilot-rostering issues. H1 figures represent the first six months of the financial…

Lufthansa and EasyJet Among Seven Bidders in Battle for Alitalia

Alitalia today confirmed that it has received seven offers for part or all of the company. The airline entered formal bankruptcy proceedings in May, with the deadline for formal offers to purchase passing on Monday evening. So far, only Lufthansa and EasyJet have expressed an interest in part, but not all…

French Strike Action Causes Flight Disruption Across Europe

Industrial action among nine public-sector unions in France, including the main air-traffic controller's union, has resulted in disruption in the skies over Europe. The strike, lasting from Monday evening until Wednesday morning, has caused cancellations and diversions across the continent. The French General Directorate of Civil Aviation (GDAC) is demanding a…

Ryanair Continues to Struggle With Labor and Flight Cancellation Issues

Ryanair has had a rough several weeks to say the least, driven by continued flight cancellations and a possible pilot strike for the airline. In short summary, the airline recently learned that it will not have enough pilots to fly its remaining 2017 schedule due to errors in its scheduling…

Ryanair Looks to Expand Operations in Frankfurt

Ireland-based Ryanair has announced an expansion plan for their operations in Frankfurt, Germany next summer. Ryanair is a relative newcomer to the larger Frankfurt Main Airport, having previously operated its flights out of the smaller and more distant Frankfurt Hahn Airport. At Frankfurt Hahn, the airline will add a route to…

Ryanair Warns of Further Brexit Woes, While Competitors Show Mixed…

Last week, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair reported a 55 percent increase in profits for Q1 2017 earlier this week. However, even with these results, the airline continue to discuss potential risk to its balance sheet with the coming independence of the U.K. from the European Union. Brexit and the EU…

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…

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…