Articles tagged “ryanair”

Europe’s Airline CEOs Fess Up to Which Rivals They Admire Most

Europe’s Airline CEOs Fess Up to Which Rivals They Admire Most

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

European airline CEOs pick which rival airline they'd love to run given the chance. There's a certain amount of truth behind their nonchalance at the end of a long day at an industry event.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair’s CEO Says He’s ‘Marginally More Optimistic’ on Brexit Solution

Ryanair’s CEO Says He’s ‘Marginally More Optimistic’ on Brexit Solution

Christopher Jasper and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Have you ever noticed that Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary tends to change his mind often?

2 weeks ago

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Could Get a Giant Payday Despite Airline’s Current Woes

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Could Get a Giant Payday Despite Airline’s Current Woes

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Longtime Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary would receive more than $100 million in incentives if he gets the company's stock back to slightly higher than 2017 levels. That's nice work if you can get it, right?

1 month ago

Ryanair Reorganizes Exec Team as It Falls to Loss

Ryanair Reorganizes Exec Team as It Falls to Loss

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If it's tough for Ryanair, you can imagine how difficult it is for other smaller airlines. With a new group structure, it will be interesting to see how big a part the Irish carrier plays in any consolidation over the course of 2019.

1 month ago

Drone Incidents at Gatwick Cost EasyJet $12.9 Million in Revenue in December

Drone Incidents at Gatwick Cost EasyJet $12.9 Million in Revenue in December

Christopher Jasper and Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

EasyJet was sitting pretty last year after the demise of some of its rivals, but it is finding things much tougher now. Airfares are falling, and although the threat of a disorderly Brexit is having little impact at the moment, that might change as March 29 gets closer.

2 months ago

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Ryanair's lowered guidance is a sign of how tough things are for European airlines at the moment. Fortunately, the airline is still highly profitable; the same can't be said for some of its smaller rivals.

2 months ago

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Patrick Whyte, Skift

When Ryanair launched its holidays division, we said travel companies shouldn't lose too much sleep over it. We were right.

2 months ago

Ryanair Records Slowest Annual Passenger Growth Since 2015

Ryanair Records Slowest Annual Passenger Growth Since 2015

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Ryanair's growth might have slowed but it still boasted a sky-high load factor of 96 percent. CEO Michael O'Leary and the rest of the management team will be hoping for a more straightforward year in 2019.

2 months ago

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Stefan Nicola and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Sure, budget flights are doing pretty well, but building a multi-billion dollar business on a foundation of cheapskates who will fly anywhere as long as its under £20 doesn't seem so wise.

3 months ago

UK Regulator Seeks to Force Ryanair to Compensate Strike-Hit Flyers

UK Regulator Seeks to Force Ryanair to Compensate Strike-Hit Flyers

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The Civil Aviation Authority's move to consider an enforcement action comes after the Irish carrier declined to compensate passengers over strike-related disruptions this summer. Ryanair said that courts in Germany, Spain, and Italy have already ruled that the strikes were an exceptional circumstance and that the airline doesn't owe compensation.

3 months ago

Ryanair Defense: We Reported Racist Abuse Incident to Police Right Away

Ryanair Defense: We Reported Racist Abuse Incident to Police Right Away

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

While this seems like quite a delayed response, Ryanair will feel that it did everything right.

5 months ago

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

EasyJet charged this Bloomberg columnist more for a lap-child fare than the adult fare. The columnist isn't thinking about it this way, but it's not a bad move to incentive adults to buy a seat for their children. All kids should be in car seats. Yes, even on an airplane. Safety first.

5 months ago