Articles tagged “ryanair”

EasyJet to Resume European Flights on June 15 Deciding to Not Block Off Middle Seats

EasyJet to Resume European Flights on June 15 Deciding to Not Block Off Middle Seats

Joanna Partridge, The Guardian

The airline says it will be counting on sufficient customer demand to support profitable flying, but there are two obstacles ahead: its controversial decision to sell middle row seats may not go down well with the public, and the UK's 14-day quarantine rule.

6 days ago

Ryanair Reports 13 Percent Rise in Profit But Isn’t Bullish on Recovery

Ryanair Reports 13 Percent Rise in Profit But Isn’t Bullish on Recovery

Conor Humphries, Reuters

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is never one to mince words. As such, he says he as "no visibility" on the consumer appetite for travel in the short term.

1 week ago

IAG’s Chief Willie Walsh Says British Government is Holding Back Travel Recovery

IAG’s Chief Willie Walsh Says British Government is Holding Back Travel Recovery

Sarah Young, Reuters

Willie Walsh is saying what a lot of people are thinking right now: the British government's confused messaging is harming the sector.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair to Resume 40 Percent of Flights in July With New Rules for Passengers

Ryanair to Resume 40 Percent of Flights in July With New Rules for Passengers

Reuters, Reuters

Europe's largest budget carrier is planning its return, albeit with the expectation of "anaemic demand."

2 weeks ago

European Airlines Are Flouting Refund Rules

European Airlines Are Flouting Refund Rules

Miles Brignall, The Guardian

Some European airlines are seeking to rescind the refund rules retroactively because of the coronavirus-driving cash shortfall. Travelers need refunds for cancelled flights, and airlines are struggling to survive.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Plans to Cut 3,000 Jobs and Delay Boeing Orders

Ryanair Plans to Cut 3,000 Jobs and Delay Boeing Orders

Conor Humphries, Reuters

Following British Airways' own layoff announcement earlier this week, Ryanair's statement Friday won't come as a shock. There's a tough summer ahead, and the airline's 50 percent planned capacity cut will hit hard and unfortunately lead to layoffs.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair CEO Mulls Further Cuts While Slamming Virgin Atlantic’s Bid for State Aid

Ryanair CEO Mulls Further Cuts While Slamming Virgin Atlantic’s Bid for State Aid

Alistair Smout and Vera Eckert, Reuters

The always lively Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said it's "almost inevitable" that his budget airline will make workforce reductions of up to 20 percent for its winter schedule. Layoffs may come sooner if flights don't resume at the level he is hoping for in June.

1 month ago

EasyJet May Ditch Middle Seats When Flights Return

EasyJet May Ditch Middle Seats When Flights Return

Kalyeena Makortoff, The Guardian

Could the coronavirus be the force that kills the much-maligned middle seat?

1 month ago

European Governments Weigh If It’s Time to Let Some Airlines Disappear

European Governments Weigh If It’s Time to Let Some Airlines Disappear

Brian Sumers, Skift

If the goal is efficient transportation in Europe, politicians may consider only bailing out the five biggest EU airline groups. But many other airlines are expected to receive significant government funds, partly for reasons of national pride.

1 month ago

Airlines Scramble to Placate Spooked Passengers as Bookings Drop Dramatically

Airlines Scramble to Placate Spooked Passengers as Bookings Drop Dramatically

Jamie Freed and Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

As the world contends with coronavirus, airlines are fighting a battle against consumer confidence, requiring generous policies that are unusual in the commercial aviation industry.

3 months ago

Why Ryanair Still Doesn’t Need to Be Loved

Why Ryanair Still Doesn’t Need to Be Loved

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Kenny Jacobs has certainly helped soften some of the rougher edges during his time at Ryanair, but plenty of challenges still remain for the no-frills airline that's committed to high growth. How will the low-cost carrier go about navigating them after his departure?

3 months ago

Ryanair Marketing Boss Kenny Jacobs Is Leaving the Airline

Ryanair Marketing Boss Kenny Jacobs Is Leaving the Airline

Conor Humphries, Reuters

Kenny Jacobs is a well-known member of Ryanair's senior management team and has frequently represented the airline at industry events. Given his prominent role at the company, his departure is something of a shock.

4 months ago