Articles tagged “ryanair”

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Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Laurence Frost and Alistair Smout, Reuters

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the airline industry is desperate to inflate its green credentials. This is just one example of a worrying trend.

4 months ago

Ryanair Downplays Long-Term Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

Ryanair Downplays Long-Term Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel companies with a big exposure to China are already feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. For others, the opposite is true — at least for now.

4 months ago

Ryanair Exec Free to Move to Rival EasyJet, Judge Rules

Ryanair Exec Free to Move to Rival EasyJet, Judge Rules

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

This story might not quite be over yet as Ryanair plans to appeal the decision. Perhaps the airline should just draw a line under the whole episode and move on?

5 months ago

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

John Hermse, Ellen Proper, and Fred Pals, Bloomberg

The Dutch government is learning that getting buy-in for a second airport may be harder than they realized when climate concerns are taken into account.

5 months ago

Ryanair CEO ‘Screamed’ at Staff During Union Dispute

Ryanair CEO ‘Screamed’ at Staff During Union Dispute

Dara Doyle and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

The details revealed in this court case aren't a good look for anyone involved.

6 months ago

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment, and it's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

6 months ago

Wizz Air Thinks It Has a Simplicity Advantage Over Ryanair

Wizz Air Thinks It Has a Simplicity Advantage Over Ryanair

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair's decision to morph into a group airline has opened up plenty of opportunities, with the individual carriers able to operate differently. But is there a downside? For Wizz Air, it's all about keeping things simple.

7 months ago

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines think they can win over consumers, investors, and other stakeholders with their environmental spin. Ryanair is clearly doing some things right, but the sector has a structural problem that isn't going to be solved by tweaking the edges.

7 months ago

Airlines Care Less About the Environment Than They Lead You to Believe

Airlines Care Less About the Environment Than They Lead You to Believe

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines know passengers care about the environment, so they're all ready with talking points to provide their sustainability bonafides. But many are changing little about their strategies.

7 months ago

Time for Airlines to Get Tough (Real Tough) on Boeing

Time for Airlines to Get Tough (Real Tough) on Boeing

Brian Sumers, Skift

The text messages between Boeing test pilots that came out recently may not be a smoking gun, but they don't look good. How will airlines respond? Let's hope with some backbone.

7 months ago

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.

8 months 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.

8 months ago