Articles tagged “ryanair”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

Jonathan Stearns and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said "the first industry over the cliffs will be flights" in a Brexit deal, and then perhaps the UK would reexamine its decision. That's not a bad idea at all.

2 months ago

Ryanair Files U.S. Lawsuit Against Expedia Over Screen-Scraping

Ryanair Files U.S. Lawsuit Against Expedia Over Screen-Scraping

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ryanair says it gets 99 percent of its bookings from its website in a distribution model that has some parallels to how Southwest Airlines does business. Expedia doesn't offer Southwest's flights to consumers, but apparently thinks it can get away with scraping the website of a foreign airline, Ryanair.com.

2 months ago

Ryanair Urges Brexit Negotiators to Eliminate the Uncertainties

Ryanair Urges Brexit Negotiators to Eliminate the Uncertainties

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's a lot of drama about what Brexit will mean for Europe's airlines. And much needs to happen before airlines know how the European air market will look long term. But at the end of this, we expect the status quo will remain, at least for the most part.

2 months ago

IAG Takes On Low-Cost Rivals With Transatlantic Capacity Binge

IAG Takes On Low-Cost Rivals With Transatlantic Capacity Binge

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

If there is going to be a capacity war over European skies, IAG is probably in a stronger position than its rival carrier groups. And with oil prices rising again, we could see more airline business casualties in 2018.

2 months ago

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Given Air-France KLM Group's recent history of losses, it might not be the wisest move to go on a capacity growth spurt, especially when going up against carriers with a significantly lower cost base.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air Plans to Move On From a Terrible 2017 With Fleet Expansion

Norwegian Air Plans to Move On From a Terrible 2017 With Fleet Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Norwegian's critics say it is overstretched and unprofitable. So how does the airline counter this? By ramping up its expansion, of course.

2 months ago