Articles tagged “ryanair”

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.

1 month 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Birgit Jennen, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

As Britain and the European Union divorce, aviation treaties need to be redone. Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr warns that a plan needs to be made within a year or else there will be flight disruptions in 2019.

3 months ago

Ryanair’s Next Target is Challenging Wizz Air in Ukraine

Ryanair’s Next Target is Challenging Wizz Air in Ukraine

Volodymyr Verbyany, Bloomberg

Ryanair mulled North American expansion but then looked at opportunities closer to home and decided it wants to compete with fellow low-cost carrier Wizz Air at its Eastern European hubs in Ukraine and possibly elsewhere in the region.

3 months ago

Ryanair Accused of Using Strikebreakers to Solve Berlin Shutdown

Ryanair Accused of Using Strikebreakers to Solve Berlin Shutdown

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair had plenty of disputes with unions over the years and often called for governments to intervene. The fact that an agreement has been reached at another German airport means a resolution might not be too far away in Berlin.

3 months ago

Ryanair will Bring More Cheap Fares to Lufthansa’s Frankfurt Hub

Ryanair will Bring More Cheap Fares to Lufthansa’s Frankfurt Hub

Benjamin Katz and Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Lufthansa Group owns a low cost airline called Eurowings, but it does not have the same ultra low cost base as Ryanair. That probably gives Ryanair an advantage here.

4 months ago

Cheap Fuel Is Making European Aviation More Competitive

Cheap Fuel Is Making European Aviation More Competitive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cheap fuel is keeping the European aviation market competitive, which presents something of a challenge to strong, established carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair. We'll probably have to wait until next year for any kind of shake-up.

4 months ago

Ryanair Will Set Aside Low-Cost American Dreams to Focus on Europe

Ryanair Will Set Aside Low-Cost American Dreams to Focus on Europe

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You could argue that Norwegian has beaten Ryanair to the punch, but that would be discounting Ryanair's opportunities to take advantage of the stumbling of European carriers in its existing markets.

5 months ago