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Ryanair: 3 New Manchester Winter 16 Routes To Berlin, Hamburg & Nuremberg

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, announced 3 new daily winter services from Manchester to Berlin, Hamburg and Nuremberg, beginning at the start of November. Ryanair celebrated its new Manchester winter routes by releasing seats for sale from just £19.99 for travel in November. These low fare seats are available for booking on the Ryanair.com website until midnight Tuesday (16 Fe...

ASL Aviation Group Signs Conditional Agreement To Acquire TNT Airline Operations

ASL Aviation Group has reached agreement to acquire the airline operations of TNT Express N.V. (hereafter TNT), comprised of TNT Airways (Belgium) and Pan Air Líneas Aéreas (Spain). The agreement is conditional on the completion of the intended acquisition ofTNT, which is expected in the first half of 2016. The change of ownership and control of TNT&r...

Ryanair Reports Q3 Profit Of €103M, Up €54M

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (Feb 1) announced Q3 profits of €103m, a 110% increase on prior year. Traffic grew 20% to 25m as ave. fares fell 1% to €40 (load factors rose 5% points to 93%) while unit costs fell by 5% (ex-fuel down 1%). Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, said: “We are pleased to report that our low fares policy delivered stron...

Dublin Aerospace appoints Michael Tyrrell as the Chief Executive Officer

Dublin Aerospace is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Tyrrell as the Chief Executive Officer. With over 20 years’ experience in airline MRO Michael joins us from Vector Aerospace where he has been the Managing Director of the UK division since 2011. He started his career in the construction industry with Kentz UK, working on various projects in the London area as he...

Swissport to create 100 jobs at Belfast

Swissport is to create 100 new jobs at Belfast International Airport in a number of areas including cargo handling. The Northern Irish airport is in the process of a major recruitment drive to increase its workforce to about 350 employees. The expansion should be worth about £1.6 million ($2.3 million) in annual wages to Northern Ireland’s economy. Belfast International Airport o...

OPINION: Four finance lessons from Dublin

Last week, two major events in Dublin brought the biggest guns from the aviation finance community together to swap notes, debate the major issues and assess the outlook for 2016. Flightglobal – as ever – was close to the action, and these are four key themes we believe will set the agenda for the industry for the year ahead. 1. This is (still) as good as it gets At last year...

Ryanair’S 76 Cabin Crew Bases Agree 5 Year Pay Deals

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (20 Jan) announced that it has negotiated 5 year pay and conditions deal with all of its 76 cabin crew bases across Europe, following the successful conclusion of similar 5 year deals at all 76 pilot bases. Following weeks of direct negotiations between Ryanair and its elected cabin crew representatives, using long established collective bargaining...

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...