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Articles tagged “ryanair”

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The Most Wonderfully Offensive Quotes From Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary

When O'Leary is not being downright offensive he's dead right about matters such as British Airways' wastefulness or passengers' willingness to do anything to save a buck.

The Most Wonderfully Offensive Quotes From Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary

Airlines

Brazil’s Gol airline finds itself in a sticky financial situation

Considering the weight of its debt, it's hard to imagine how Gol flights can take off. And the kicker? People keep saying it can learn a thing or two from Ryanair.

Brazil’s Gol airline finds itself in a sticky financial situation

Airlines

Struggling Italian low-cost line picks a fight with Ryanair

Why in the world would anyone want to get into a PR war with Michael O'Leary? Who's next, Richard Branson? Meridiana will have much better luck airing this in court rather than the press.

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Ryanair drops Aer Lingus bid during European Commission competition investigation

The European Commission is reluctant to grant Ryanair any more control over Irish flights beyond its current fleet or existing 30% stake in Aer Lingus, but that doesn't mean Ryanair will keep trying.

Ryanair drops Aer Lingus bid during European Commission competition investigation

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Passengers may soon pay more for food on Ryanair than their ticket

Ryanair demonstrates better than any other airline how the most important ingredient to short-term success is a very cheap entrance fee. Charge just a few pounds at the door and stick them with optional fees to get to the profits.

Airlines

The European airline industry is about to change dramatically

Europe's fiscal crisis is leading to some uncertainty in the markets, but it's really the changing face of aviation that's driving consolidation and bankruptcy in its skies.

Airlines

Aer Lingus telling anyone who will listen that Ryanair bid undervalues the carrier

Aer Lingus can argue all it wants about its true value, but the reason Ryanair is on its third bid for the carrier is that the latter is in much better fiscal condition than the airline that's begging for public support to shoot down the bid.

Aer Lingus telling anyone who will listen that Ryanair bid undervalues the carrier

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Aer Lingus officials beg European officials to prohibit Ryanair’s third attempted takeover

It’s questionable whether the Heathrow bid would work, or if EU’s antitrust laws would allow Ryanair to control 70% of Irish air travel, even with Aer Lingus' inept handling both of Ryanair's bid and its business operations the last few years.

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Ryanair joins group bidding for a chunk of London Stansted airport

As it looks more likely that BAA will have to divest of Stansted, possible bidders are getting into position to make a play for England's fourth-busiest airport.

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European airline earnings: Air France surges while Ryanair dips

The turmoil in European air space continues, and despite all cost cuttings, expect lots more consolidation to come in. Watch any combo of Qatar/Emirates/Etihad/Turkish to be big players.