Articles tagged “ryanair”

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Associated Press

Ryanair was obviously on the lookout for a safe pair of hands to help it though a difficult time. Bellew's decision looks like it will be a big loss for Malaysia Airlines and will mean it has to hunt for its third CEO in as many years.

5 days ago

Ryanair Pilot Battle Drags on as Biggest Base Rejects Raise Offer

Ryanair Pilot Battle Drags on as Biggest Base Rejects Raise Offer

Thomas Seal and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair pilots have never had much leverage with management. Now they do, and they want to use it. That means they want more than just higher wages. They want better treatment.

7 days ago

Ryanair Tries to Lure Norwegian Pilots in Bid to Boost Its Cockpits

Ryanair Tries to Lure Norwegian Pilots in Bid to Boost Its Cockpits

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's taken a crisis to make Ryanair realize that it needs to treat its pilots better. The airline will be hoping higher salaries and better working conditions will be enough to help end the current staff shortages.

1 week ago

Ryanair Flight Cancellations Lead to Exit of Operations Boss

Ryanair Flight Cancellations Lead to Exit of Operations Boss

Associated Press

Heads had to roll over this flight-scheduling debacle at Ryanair. If Hickey retains his ties to the airline in an "advisory role," it might be prudent not to take his advice.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair CEO Extends Olive Branch to Calm Rebellious Pilots

Ryanair CEO Extends Olive Branch to Calm Rebellious Pilots

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary is having to eat a massive slab of humble pie in order to stave off a pilot revolt but if his conciliatory tone proves successful he'll no doubt feel it was worth it. We'll have to wait and see to find out whether his words have the desired effect.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Passenger Growth Slows Amid Mass Cancellations

Ryanair Passenger Growth Slows Amid Mass Cancellations

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Monarch's bankruptcy has taken the attention away from Ryanair for the minute but it is going to take some time before the Irish airline's reputation recovers.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Pilot Drama Will Lead to 2 Million Fewer Passengers in 2017

Ryanair Pilot Drama Will Lead to 2 Million Fewer Passengers in 2017

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair's overall relationship with customers was beginning to get more friendly after decades of stinginess. But it's clear the airline has a serious hole in its customer service operation that goes beyond its current flight-cancellations dilemma.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Must Face UK Aviation Regulator Over Wave of Cancelled Flights

Ryanair Must Face UK Aviation Regulator Over Wave of Cancelled Flights

Thomas Seal and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is in a tricky position here where it must face down regulators and pilots at the same time — while also contending with 700,000+ unhappy customers.

4 weeks ago

EasyJet Is Working to Develop an Electric Commercial Jet Within a Decade

EasyJet Is Working to Develop an Electric Commercial Jet Within a Decade

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

A fully electric commercial jet is pretty much the holy grail of the aviation industry. Although, developing one within a decade seems like a stretch.

4 weeks ago

Lufthansa Ad Campaign Ridicules Ryanair Over Pilot Fiasco

Lufthansa Ad Campaign Ridicules Ryanair Over Pilot Fiasco

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

In a cheeky ad, Eurowings says passengers should switch to its flights. What goes around comes around: The Irish airline is often the one ridiculing its rivals.

1 month ago

Norwegian Air’s CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Its Financial Stability

Norwegian Air’s CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Its Financial Stability

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

While the Ryanair CEO's comments should be taken with a pinch of salt, there are plenty of others worried about whether Norwegian can continue with its aggressive expansion. We'll know for sure if and when the operating environment takes a turn for the worse.

1 month ago

Ryanair’s Pilot Drama Threatens to Undo Its Goodwill Push

Ryanair’s Pilot Drama Threatens to Undo Its Goodwill Push

Brian Sumers, Skift

Just before this pilot issue broke, Skift went to Europe to speak with Ryanair's chief marketing officer about how he improved the airline's customer service. Recent events will almost certainly set Ryanair back, but we think it can recover — if only because people like cheap fares.

1 month ago