Articles tagged “ryanair”

Ryanair Reaches Labor Deals With British Pilots

Ryanair Reaches Labor Deals With British Pilots

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Big news, but don't be fooled. Ryanair's long-running labor disputes aren't over. The Irish carrier is still negotiating with pilots in Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Germany, which have all threatened strikes.

4 hours ago

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite all the bad headlines, Ryanair continues to dominate the short-haul European market. The performance – though slightly down on previous years – should also help take some of the heat off Chief Executive Michael O’Leary.

2 weeks ago

Should Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Step Down?

Should Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Step Down?

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

The idea of replacing iconic Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary would have been unthinkable six months ago. But times change. Maybe Ryanair needs a leader who is less antagonistic to labor.

1 month ago

Ryanair Pilots Call Off Strike After Airline Accepts Union Recognition

Ryanair Pilots Call Off Strike After Airline Accepts Union Recognition

Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

Ryanair's conciliatory behavior seems to have worked this time, but it remains to be seen how its new attitude toward unions plays out over the long term.

1 month ago

Ryanair Caves in and Finally Agrees to Recognize Labor Unions

Ryanair Caves in and Finally Agrees to Recognize Labor Unions

Dara Doyle and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Union recognition is a big deal for Ryanair given its previous stance. The move will no doubt embolden the company’s employees, who could push for further concessions.

1 month ago

Ryanair Pilots in Dublin Threaten a Holiday Strike

Ryanair Pilots in Dublin Threaten a Holiday Strike

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The Irish airline has the highest operating margins in Europe and can afford to make concessions. Its divide-and-conquer approach to negotiating different contracts at various airport bases risks the ire of employees tempted to unionize.

1 month ago

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Are there enough airline pilots to go around? There's no agreement on whether there's a crisis, but some airlines are at a greater disadvantage than others.

1 month ago

Ryanair Pilots Are Stepping Up Attempts to Unionize

Ryanair Pilots Are Stepping Up Attempts to Unionize

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The well-documented scheduling problems have given Ryanair pilots plenty of leverage but so far the carrier is refusing to change its position on unions. At the moment no one seems to be budging in this game of airline chicken.

2 months ago

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

While EasyJet isn't totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor's job that much easier.

2 months ago

Ryanair Business Model Under Pressure as Pilots Demand Collective Bargaining

Ryanair Business Model Under Pressure as Pilots Demand Collective Bargaining

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair became Europe's most valuable airline with a nasty divide-and-conquer approach to its employees. But pilots risk overplaying their hand by rejecting a 22 percent pay increase from a CEO who has said he would rather cut off his own hands than sign a deal with a union.

2 months ago

Ryanair CEO Thinks Higher Pay Can Solve Drawn-Out Pilot Dispute

Ryanair CEO Thinks Higher Pay Can Solve Drawn-Out Pilot Dispute

Benjamin Katz and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given the awful publicity surrounding its pilot issue, it is pretty amazing that Ryanair is maintaining its full-year guidance. While plenty of European airlines are struggling, Ryanair looks like it will make $1.5 billion in profit in 2018.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Growth Has a Downside for European Flyers

Lufthansa Growth Has a Downside for European Flyers

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Increased consolidation in the European aviation market will likely benefit bigger players like Lufthansa Group. Will low-cost carriers be able to regain their competitive edge in this evolving landscape?

3 months ago