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Ryanair has Lufthansa in a flap as Irish budget carrier plans routes from Frankfurt

Ryanair’s plans for its first-ever flights from Frankfurt sparked a bitter response from Lufthansa, which has vowed to fight back against the surprise incursion at Germany’s biggest hub. While Ryanair will begin Frankfurt services with just two jets and four routes, Europe’s top discount airline sees potential for a bigger operation there, said David O’Brien, its chief c...

Ryanair To Create Over 3,500 New Jobs In 2017

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Oct) announced that it is to launch a major recruitment drive as it plans to take delivery of 50 new aircraft in the next 12 months. Ryanair announced that it will be hiring 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, as well as promoting over 300 First Officers on its command upgrade programme across its 84-base European network. A...

Ryanair CEO Says Brexit Will Likely Hurt Profits For Four Years

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said the fallout from Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will weigh on the discount carrier’s profit for as long as four years. The process of the U.K. negotiating its way out of the bloc, which could take two to four years, is set to depress yields, a measure of ticket prices and profitability in the airl...

Ryanair Interested in Extra Boeing 737 Jets If Orders Canceled

Ryanair Holdings Plc could snap up more Boeing Co. 737s should other carriers shy away from orders amid softening demand, Chief Executive Office Michael O’Leary said. Ryanair is interested in sourcing extra single-aisle planes, even though it has 115 current generation 737-800s due for delivery over the next few years followed by 100 updated 737 Max 200s arriving from 2019, and is also ex...

Ryanair says profit guidance unchanged despite weaker fares

Ryanair does not plan to change its profit guidance despite seeing weaker than expected average fares over the summer months, the airline said on Friday after a briefing for industry analysts. Average fares in the six months to the end of September are likely to have fallen between 8 and 9 percent from a year earlier, worse than the fall of between 6 and 8 percent that was forecast in July...

Ryanair launches Liverpool-Bari route

Ryanair announced a new route from Liverpool to Bari, with a twice weekly service beginning in March 2017, the first route of Ryanair’s Liverpool summer 2017 schedule, which will be launched in full soon. Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new route from Liverpool to Bari, which starts in March with a twice weekly service, the first of our su...

Ryanair Announces Record Growth Plan For Italy In 2017

Ryanair, Italy’s No 1 airline, warmly welcomed the initiatives taken by the Government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to reverse the €2.50 municipal tax increase from 1 Sept 2016, and Minister Graziano Delrio’s revised airport guidelines, which will enable Italy’s regional airports to compete on a level playing field with airports in Rome and Milan as long as they compl...

Record Month For Ryanair In July 2016

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (3 Aug) released July traffic statistics as follows: Traffic grew 12% to 11.3m customers. Load factor rose 1% to 96%. Rolling annual traffic to July grew 16% to 110.7m customers. Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “July was a record month for Ryanair as our traffic grew by 12% to 11.3m customers and we became the first airline i...