Articles tagged “ryanair”

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's CEO remains vehemently anti-Brexit, but that doesn't mean he isn't preparing to meet UK demand.

1 week ago

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

Associated Press

The flight disruptions at London Stansted will have a spillover effect at other airports during a UK bank holiday. Mother Nature obviously got her calendar wrong for this.

4 weeks ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Brexit offers up plenty of uncertainty for airlines, not least what to do about their shareholders.

4 weeks ago

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair is the great white shark of the airline world. It knows which airlines are bleeding cash and it is in the mood to feast.

1 month ago

Southwest Hoping Its ‘Lovable’ Reputation Will Help It Bounce Back

Southwest Hoping Its ‘Lovable’ Reputation Will Help It Bounce Back

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest has built a reputation as a safe, reliable, and customer-friendly airline over nearly five decades. That has helped Southwest recently, as it has faced one of the biggest tragedies in its history.

2 months ago

Ryanair Executive Predicts Higher Fuel Prices Will Tank Some Competitors

Ryanair Executive Predicts Higher Fuel Prices Will Tank Some Competitors

Brian Sumers, Skift

Ryanair might have lost a step last year when a pilot scheduling problem forced it to cancel thousands of flights. But the airline seems to have its swagger back.

2 months ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Ryanair CMO On Being More Customer-Friendly

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Ryanair CMO On Being More Customer-Friendly

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's no doubt Ryanair is a more customer-friendly airline than a few years ago. But its pilot shortage problem last year was a major problem, and it undoubtedly hurt its reputation.

2 months ago

UK Government Challenges Airlines on Fee Disclosures

UK Government Challenges Airlines on Fee Disclosures

Silla Brush, Bloomberg

Tacking on fees is at the heart of the low-cost carrier — and increasing the legacy airline — business model. The UK government's push for Increased transparency shouldn't hurt, but the devil is in the details.

3 months ago

Ryanair Revives Plan to Open Routes to Ukraine

Ryanair Revives Plan to Open Routes to Ukraine

Volodymyr Verbyany, Bloomberg

Europe’s largest budget airline sees a silver lining in every crowd. Ukraine's 45 million residents are the latest group it hopes will become customers. They have enjoyed visa-free travel in the European Union since summer 2017.

3 months ago

Ryanair Is Buying a Majority Stake in an Austrian Airline

Ryanair Is Buying a Majority Stake in an Austrian Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Not many people would have had Ryanair pegged as the potential partner for Niki Lauda's new Austrian airline. The Irish carrier has seldom chosen the M&A path in the past but an opportunity to take on Lufthansa in central Europe was probably too good an opportunity to turn down.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair and EasyJet have both used the demise of Air Berlin to boost their operations in Germany. You get the feeling that we'll be hearing a lot more from Lufthansa's low-cost unit Eurowings in the coming years.

3 months ago

Ryanair Will Stop Using a Staffing Company to Manage Its German Pilots

Ryanair Will Stop Using a Staffing Company to Manage Its German Pilots

Christopher Jasper, Benjamin Katz and Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Ryanair's staffing model is unusual in the airline industry. It has saved the airline considerable money, but it's hard to believe it lasted as long as it has. Pilots will almost certainly fare better as direct employees of the airline.

3 months ago