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Ryanair To Launch New “Ryanair Rooms” Accommodation Service

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (9 Jun) announced that it will launch a low price accommodation offer, “Ryanair Rooms”, from 1st October next, offering its 116m customers the widest choice of hotel, hostel, B&B, holiday villa and homestay options, but always at the lowest prices. Ryanair is inviting all interested accommodation providers to submit proposals to beco...

Dublin Airport the first airfield in the world to be on Google's Street View

DUBLIN AIRPORT HAS become the first airport in the world to be on Google’s Street View. The Google street view car captured thousands of images of the airport to offer a 360 degree street level virtual tour of its runway system and airfield areas. The car had to be escorted by Dublin Airport personnel at all times for airfield safety requirements. Dublin Airport Managing Direct...

Ryanair Calls On EU To Protect Overflights And Reduce Travel Disruption

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, 1 June called again on the European Commission to take action to prevent the skies over Europe being closed once more by French ATC unions, who have announced strike action for tomorrow, June 2nd, with three more days of strikes planned this weekend. Ryanair regrets that it has been forced to cancel 75 flights on Thursday (2 June), to/from an...

Irish airline takes delivery of Russia's first post-Soviet passenger jet

Ireland's CityJet on Tuesday became the first western European airline to take delivery of the Russian-designed passenger jet that Vladimir Putin hopes will compete internationally with planes made by the likes of Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier. The first of 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft leased by CityJet was delivered in Venice, the airline said, with the option fo...

Ryanair Full Year Profit Rises 43% To €1,242M

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (May 23) reported full year profits of €1,242m, a 43% increase on the prior year. Traffic grew 18% to 106m as load factor jumped 5% points to 93%. Ave. fare dropped 1% to €46 as unit costs fell 6% (ex-fuel down 2%) in Year 2 of its Always Getting Better (“AGB”) programme. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary, said: “FY16...

Ryanair Appoints New Non-Exec Director Capt. Mike O'Brien

Ryanair Holdings plc, confirmed that Capt Mike O’Brien has joined the Board as Non-Exec Director with oversight of Air Safety. An Irish national, Capt O’Brien has a long and distinguished career in the aviation industry having just retired as Head of Flight Operations with the Maltese Civil Aviation Authority whom he joined in 2001, having previously served for 10 years as the Head of...

Ryanair is being accused of breaching bribery laws with its 'Brexit special' promotion

Vote Leave has lodged a complaint with the police about a Ryanair promotion that the pro-Brexit campaign claims is in breach of  bribery laws, according to The Guardian. Ryanair's "Brexit Special" promotion offers British expats the chance to fly back to the UK on the day or the day before the referendum, June 23, for a discount price, starting at €19.99. "This a...

Ryanair’s CEO Isn’t Afraid to Scare a Few People to Keep Britain in the EU

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary, emerging as one of the strongest business advocates of Britain staying in the European Union, said the anti-Brexit campaign should be ready to scare voters to secure victory in June 23’s referendum. Asked what he would do to bolster the “Remain” cause if the outcome of the poll is still in doubt 10 days b...

Pilot ran out of runway space at Irish airport - 156 passengers on board Airbus flight

A software error has been blamed for a passenger jet almost overshooting a runway at Belfast International Airport, investigators have revealed. The glitch resulted in the airliner not having enough space left to abort a take-off. The pilots had selected the correct take-off plan on their computer, but the calculations were made using a runway more than 1,000m longer than the real thing....

Passenger shouts bomb threat after flight crew denies him a beer

A Ryanair passenger was arrested Thursday night after he shouted a bomb threat while his plane was landing. The man was aggravated that flight crew refused him a beer, and decided to exact revenge by claiming there was a bomb onboard, according to local reports. The flight from Tenerife landed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, at 9:28 p.m. local time. As the plane was preparing to land, t...

Flying High: Dublin Airport seating pods inspired by Pixar's 'Up'

In need of a quick nap en route between check-in and take-off? Chalk down the seating pods in Dublin Airport's Terminal 1. Passengers passing through the terminal may have noticed a brightening up of the old retail space near the airside Starbucks lately. The lounge seating area, between The Loop and the 100 and 200 gates, now features a children's play area and several seating '...

Ryanair's CEO Worries About Terror 'Cloud' Over on Europe's Airlines

Ryanair Holding is battling lower fares in the first months of its financial year, weighed down by French air-traffic controller strikes and by travelers’ concerns about a future terrorist incident following last month’s bombings in Brussels. “There is a kind of cloud hanging over our business,” Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said in an interview Tues...