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Ryanair says on track for record profit, but Brexit risks linger

Budget carrier Ryanair Holdings PLC  said it remains on track for its highest-ever profit this year despite Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but warned it may yet have to review guidance since Brexit had created huge uncertainty. Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary said in an online presentation to investors on Monday that there remains a very real risk that profit g...

AWAS orders 15 A320 Family aircraft

AWAS, the Dublin-based leading global aircraft leasing company has announced an order for an additional 15 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 12 A320ceo and three A321ceo aircraft. Dave Siegel, AWAS CEO remarked on the deal, “AWAS is pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus in reaching this deal for the order of 15 A320 CEO Family aircraft which wi...

Aviation Finance Company reaches $6.5 billion of financing with eight sale-leaseback for Emirates

Aviation Finance Company (AFC), a Stellwagen Group company headquartered in Dublin, has now completed over $6.5 billion of financing with the sale and leaseback of its eighth A380-800 to Emirates. This will be the second A380 that will be owned by Stellwagen. Since its foundation three years ago, AFC has financed the delivery of aircraft for both airlines and leasing companies. Seraph...

Ryanair's hidden airline charges to be investigated by watchdog

Britain’s aviation watchdog is due to launch a review into hidden airlines charges after an MP raised concerns over Ryanair’s high costs of amending boarding passes and other travel documents. Ryanair charges £160 to change a passenger name on a booking, £45 to check in at the airport and £15 to print a boarding pass. Jim Shannon MP raised the issue in Parliamen...

GainJet Ireland ready for commercial operations

VIP aircraft charter operator, GainJet Ireland’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) has been approved by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), giving the newly established private jet operator the ability to commence commercial operations. GainJet Ireland is a subsidiary AOC operation of Greek VIP aircraft operator, GainJet Aviation S.A (based in Athens, Greece) and is based at Shannon ai...

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...