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Shocking moment Ryanair stewardess tells passengers "We don't want to die" as ice forms on plane's wing

Disgruntled travellers claim they were delayed for several hours before the shocking comment was made. This is the moment an air stewardess stunned passengers on board a Ryanair flight by telling them: "We have ice on the wing - we don't want to die!" The gob-smacking video has been shared on social network sites by one of the holiday-makers on board as they tried to fly f...

Passenger spends 40 minutes battling to save man's life on Ryanair flight

A woman fought to save the life of a man having a heart attack for forty minutes on a Ryanair flight, it was reported.  The plane was en route to Liverpool from Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands when the man had a heart-attack. The plane was diverted to Cork in Ireland where the unnamed female passenger continued to work on the man, despite heavy turbulence. The woman, who was trav...

Ryanair updates mobile app

Ryanair has launched the latest update to its mobile app making it even easier for customers to browse, book, check-in, board and fly on Europe’s lowest airfares. The latest version of the Ryanair app, which is available to download in both iPhone and Android formats, includes:   Improved airport search function   Improved ancillary design   Easier payment process &nb...

Ryanair: The first airline to carry over 100m passengers in one year

Ryanair has become the first scheduled airline in the world to carry more than 100m international passengers in a single year, after reporting that 101.4m chose the airline to travel in 2015. This follows the official release of the carrier’s December 2015 passenger numbers, showing that traffic grew by 25% to 7.5m customers, representing a 12-month rolling annual traffic result of 101.4m...

Ryanair passenger numbers jump after airline cuts fares following Paris attacks

Ryanair cut fares to attract bookings after the Paris terrorist attacks, which boosted passenger numbers by a quarter last month and helped it grow at more than double the rate of fierce rival easyJet in 2015. The Irish budget airline, which is led by chief executive Michael O’Leary, carried 7.5m customers in December, a 25pc jump on the same month a year earlier. Ryanair’s load fac...

GE Capital Aviation Services Names Rich Greener Senior Vice President, Cargo Programs

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced the appointment of Rich Greener to Senior Vice President, Cargo Programs. In this role, Greener will have global responsibility for building and executing on GECAS’ cargo aircraft strategy. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Specialty Markets, which included regional air...

Ryanair reveals redesigned cabin interior on its new planes

Ryanair is giving passengers a sneak peek at its sleek new aircraft interior, which has abandoned the garish yellow colour scheme that has become one of its hallmarks. In a new photo revealed today, blue and white are the dominant colours in the redesigned cabin on the budget airline's new planes, which feature slimmer seats with yellow trim on the headrest, larger windows and LED lighting....

Ryanair Delivers 70% Of Irish Tourism Growth In 2015

Ryanair released its 2015 Irish traffic numbers which show it has delivered 70% of all traffic growth at Cork, Dublin, Knock and Shannon airports in 2015, a year of record growth for Irish tourism. Following the decision of Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, to scrap air travel tax in April 2014, Ryanair has continued to roll out new routes and more frequencies on existing routes, including...

Irish aviation firm ASL lands €100m funding deal

Irish aviation services provider ASL Aviation has reached an agreement to access $110m (€101.5m) in funding to help fuel its expansion plans. Two banks are providing the credit facility. French financial services company BNP Paribas will make $60m available, while Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking are pledging $50m. ASL chief financial officer Mark O'Kelly said that the agreement is a...

GE Capital Aviation Services Purchase-and-Leaseback Transaction for Two Airbus A350s with Finnair

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced it completed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction involving two new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft with Finnair. The aircraft delivered in October and December and are part of Finnair’s long-haul fleet renewal program. The flag carrier of Finland, Finnair is one of the ol...

Waypoint Leasing signs purchase and leaseback agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A.

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A., a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group. The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil's largest helicopter service operator to the offshore indu...

Doubling of Muslims Refused Entry at Cork Airport

The number of Muslims deemed to be a security risk and refused entry through Cork Aurport has almost doubled in the past two months. Further armed gardaí are expected to be posted to the airport as concerns heighten about the continuing threat of Islamic extremist terrorist attacks in Western Europe. Gardaí are also liaising closely with the Muslim community in Cork and mo...