Articles tagged “ryanair”

EasyJet Takes Advantage of Rival Airlines’ Troubles

EasyJet Takes Advantage of Rival Airlines’ Troubles

Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

While some airlines are going out of business and its rivals are struggling with their own problems, EasyJet is happy to sit tight and take advantage.

2 weeks ago

Germany Targets Discount Airlines as It Plans New Airline Ticket Tax

Germany Targets Discount Airlines as It Plans New Airline Ticket Tax

Arne Delfs, Siddharth Philip and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Hmmm. Has Mrs. Merkel been listening to Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr? He has been criticizing discount airlines, including Ryanair, for contributing more than their share of pollution. This German government plan would have a bigger impact on discount airlines than full-service ones, according to Bloomberg. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary can't like that.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair and Expedia Settle Screen-Scraping Lawsuits on 2 Continents

Ryanair and Expedia Settle Screen-Scraping Lawsuits on 2 Continents

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Screen-scraping lawsuits are as old as the internet. We don't know if any money changed hands when Ryanair and Expedia settled lawsuits in the United States and Ireland, but what seems apparent is that Ryanair flights have gone missing on Expedia websites. Case(s) closed.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Pauses Payments to Boeing Due to 737 Max Setback

Ryanair Pauses Payments to Boeing Due to 737 Max Setback

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

CEO Michael O’Leary said deliveries of the troubled Boeing Max 737 could slip another couple of months to around March 2020. At this rate, O'Leary may choose to retire before Ryanair takes possession of the revamped aircraft.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Names Company Veteran as CEO of Main Airline

Ryanair Names Company Veteran as CEO of Main Airline

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given that Michael O'Leary is sticking around, you've got to wonder how much control the new Ryanair airline CEO will really have.

2 months ago

Ryanair Faces Pilot Strike Ahead of Busy Travel Weekend

Ryanair Faces Pilot Strike Ahead of Busy Travel Weekend

Jonathan Browning and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

Given the union's response, it sounds like all isn't lost. It probably all depends on whether Ryanair goes with a carrot or stick approach.

2 months ago

Georgia’s Growing Tourism Industry Will Get a Major Lift From Ryanair

Georgia’s Growing Tourism Industry Will Get a Major Lift From Ryanair

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The low-cost carrier expanding its network to Georgia will be good news for the nation's already-growing tourism industry. But with $11 (€9.99) flights comes great responsibility for a tourism economy.

2 months ago

Ryanair’s UK Pilot Union Prepares for 48-Hour Strike

Ryanair’s UK Pilot Union Prepares for 48-Hour Strike

Peter Flanagan and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

Ryanair's cost control is the major reason the airline has been so successful. But if the airline wants to stay strong, it's going to have to figure out how to pay its pilots what they're worth. You can't run an airline without pilots.

2 months ago

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Irene García Pérez, Christopher Jasper, and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Ryanair expects minimal cancellations if pilots in Britain and Ireland go ahead with a strike as planned. But anticipated moves in the next few weeks promise many labor actions. Ryanair passengers should keep an eye on their flight statuses.

2 months ago

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Timothy Abington, Mathew Carr, and William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Thanks in part to the "flight shaming" movement, the purchase of carbon offsets is on the rise. However, whether offered by airlines or third parties, the sale of offsets is still an industry that's beset with complications.

2 months ago

Ryanair Sues an Executive Moving to a Rival

Ryanair Sues an Executive Moving to a Rival

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

On a recent earnings call, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary hinted that something might be afoot and the carrier has clearly decided it is worth pursuing legal action.

2 months ago

Ryanair Pilots Authorize Strikes That Will Affect Thousands of Travel Plans

Ryanair Pilots Authorize Strikes That Will Affect Thousands of Travel Plans

Associated Press , Associated Press

British travelers may now be hit with strikes from a second major carrier in addition to British Airways. Cue travel chaos.

2 months ago