Articles tagged “ryanair”

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa seems to be the obvious suitor for at least some of Air Berlin's business. Picking up some of the slots from its former rival would give it a chance to really grow its low-cost Eurowings unit, which could lead to the introduction of more routes to North America.

1 day ago

Ryanair Says That UK Airports Have a Drinking Problem

Ryanair Says That UK Airports Have a Drinking Problem

Associated Press

While it would be easy to point out that Ryanair passengers usually wait to get to their destination to go crazy with booze, it’s also hard to disagree with the position Ryanair is taking here. Cutting morning drinking in most cases is not a bad idea.

4 days ago

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It seems like there is a renewed appetite among Europe's big airline groups to reduce the number of players in the market. They may find it hard to do while fuel remains cheap, but when it starts to creep up, more deals will likely occur.

5 days ago

Ryanair Warns of Brexit’s Worst-Case Scenario for the Airline Industry

Ryanair Warns of Brexit’s Worst-Case Scenario for the Airline Industry

Thomas Seal, Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

You've got to hand it to Chief Executive Michael O'Leary: He isn't dialing down his Brexit naysaying despite plenty of people in the aviation industry saying it will all be OK. Even if flights aren't grounded, the UK travel industry is still in for a prolonged period of uncertainty.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Cares Less About Fares Than You Might Think

Ryanair Cares Less About Fares Than You Might Think

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Fares look like they are coming down in Europe and Ryanair, thanks to its low-cost base and multiple revenue streams, is in a better position than most to weather the storm.

4 weeks ago

Interview: Viva Aerobus CEO on Why Half-Standing Seats Still Intrigue Him

Interview: Viva Aerobus CEO on Why Half-Standing Seats Still Intrigue Him

Brian Sumers, Skift

With good management, this ultra low-cost airline strategy is profitable just about everywhere. The key? Airlines like Viva Aerobus must be fanatical about costs, and they must provide the cheapest fares, all the time. They also should treat their customers fairly.

1 month ago

You Can Now Fly Long-Haul With Ryanair, Sort of

You Can Now Fly Long-Haul With Ryanair, Sort of

Thomas Gualtieri and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is hoping to beat the online agents at their own game by making its website a one-stop-shop for all things travel. Offering a small number of flights with other carriers is a start but it will need to have more of everything if it ever wants to take even the smallest chunk out of Expedia and Booking.com.

3 months ago

Ryanair Moves Closer to Adopting a Hub-And-Spoke Model

Ryanair Moves Closer to Adopting a Hub-And-Spoke Model

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Point-to-point flying (as opposed to hub-and-spoke service) has allowed Ryanair to avoid the costs of providing baggage transfer and other assistance. But the Irish airline will now allow some of its customers to connect from one flight to another.

4 months ago

Ryanair Thinks Politicians Are Starting to Listen To Brexit Threat

Ryanair Thinks Politicians Are Starting to Listen To Brexit Threat

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given some of the misplaced comments made by UK ministers tasked with leading the country's exit from the European Union, Ryanair's comments might be a touch optimistic. Still, the importance of aviation to both sides means that some form of deal will likely be done by March 2019 to avoid a worst-case scenario of grounded aircraft.

4 months ago

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Chiara Remondini and Brian Lysaght , Bloomberg

In a change from the past five years, investors have been running up the stock valuations of Air France/KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group, which have done acceptable jobs of negotiating a year marred by terrorism, air traffic disruption, and the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

5 months ago

Lufthansa Will Expand Its Eurowings Brand as Budget Carrier Fight Heats Up

Lufthansa Will Expand Its Eurowings Brand as Budget Carrier Fight Heats Up

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Reading between the lines, Lufthansa is saying its success in acquiring Brussels Airlines and Air Berlin and incorporating them into Eurowings means it may do additional takeovers and may compete with Wow and Norwegian on transatlantic routes.

5 months ago

Ryanair Makes Its Case For a Special Brexit Aviation Deal

Ryanair Makes Its Case For a Special Brexit Aviation Deal

Guy Johnson and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Ryanair and the aviation industry have every right to be terrified about a post-Brexit future. Given the impending elections in France and Germany, the two-year negotiating period doesn't look long enough.

5 months ago