Articles tagged “ryanair”

Ryanair Faces Controversy for Response to Racist Incident on a Flight

Ryanair Faces Controversy for Response to Racist Incident on a Flight

Associated Press

Ryanair blew it with its laissez faire response to an apparently racist incident on one of its flights. Has the airline learned nothing about how to treat passengers and crisis communications?

10 hours ago

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Whatever the truth of the situation it's safe to say that relations between Ryanair and some of its unions are not getting any better.

4 days ago

Ryanair Uses the UK Prime Minister’s Dance Move to Tout Tickets

Ryanair Uses the UK Prime Minister’s Dance Move to Tout Tickets

Anthony Palazzo, Bloomberg

If light-hearted moments like this one can calm tempers and prevent Brexit from going wrong and becoming an air travel nightmare, bring 'em on. It's also good to see Ryanair regain its sense of humor after a long spell of labor-related woes.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Cuts Profit Forecast After Difficult Year

Ryanair Cuts Profit Forecast After Difficult Year

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

Profit warnings are never good news, but Ryanair is still on course to make more than a billion dollars. How many other airlines can say that?

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Rebuffs Plot to Depose Chairman

Ryanair Rebuffs Plot to Depose Chairman

Benjamin Katz and Peter Flanagan, Ryanair

Ryanair might have won this battle, but the war is not over. It seems shareholders are still unhappy and we should expect to see some sort of succession plan in place for the longest serving directors.

1 month ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair has always taken a more negative view on the Brexit negotiations than other airlines, and with a deal still nowhere in sight, the potential for major disruption next April remains a possibility.

1 month ago

Ryanair Cancels German Flights After Pilots and Cabin Crew Walkout

Ryanair Cancels German Flights After Pilots and Cabin Crew Walkout

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite making concessions to unions over the past few months, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary doesn't intend to give in to all their demands. The carrier and its disgruntled staff are locked in a drawn out game of chicken.

1 month ago

Ryanair’s Labor Woes Continue With Walkout Planned in Germany

Ryanair’s Labor Woes Continue With Walkout Planned in Germany

Áine Quinn and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair's extensive network of European bases means that it has to negotiate with local unions. An agreement with one doesn't necessarily mean an agreement with others.

1 month ago

Ryanair CEO Blasts Poland’s $10 Billion Airport Plan

Ryanair CEO Blasts Poland’s $10 Billion Airport Plan

Maciej Martewicz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is very optimistic about Poland and doesn't want an airport that wouldn't benefit its operations to take flight.

1 month ago

Ryanair Board Faced With Expanded Threat of Investor Protest

Ryanair Board Faced With Expanded Threat of Investor Protest

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Glass Lewis, an influential shareholder advisory company, has told shareholders of the budget airline to vote against several directors on its board because of concerns over proper governance. Its arguments are more persuasive than Ryanair has let on.

2 months ago

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

This seems very optimistic. The terms would have to be pretty sweet to entice Ryanair and EasyJet to begin flights and it would probably bring about the demise of Kenya Airways.

2 months ago

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet has been concerned about Brexit for a while, and is understandably trying to soften the potential loss of access to the continent.

2 months ago