Ryanair Chief Sets Optimistic Tone For Summer 2021

By David Casey Nov 25, 2020
Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary expects passenger volumes to reach 70% of pre-COVID levels in 2021, especially if vaccines can be made widely available by the spring.
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Ryanair, Wizz Execs Reject Extending Slots Waiver Into Summer 2021

By David Casey Nov 19, 2020
Extending the temporary waiver on airport slot rules in Europe through the summer 2021 season will slow the recovery and prevent competition returning to the industry, according to the CEOs of Ryanair Group and Wizz Air.
Airports & Routes

Laudamotion Brand Will Be History In Weeks, CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 13, 2020
The brand of Ryanair’s Austrian carrier Laudamotion will finally disappear from the market once and for all in the coming weeks, Laudamotion CEO Andreas Gruber said. 
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Daily Memo: Europe’s Airlines Face Up To Lockdown Déjà Vu

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 04, 2020
European airlines’ capacity plans were already indicating that traffic levels would fall further in the coming weeks. As lockdown after lockdown begins, the mood within the industry is gloomier still.  
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Ryanair To Suspend Service From Irish Regional Airports

By David Casey Oct 29, 2020
Ryanair will suspend operations from Irish airports with the exception of Dublin (DUB) for four weeks starting Nov. 14 due to COVID-19 restrictions there. 
Airports & Routes

Italy’s ENAC Calls Meeting With Ryanair Over COVID-19 Compliance

By Victoria Moores Sep 16, 2020
Italian CAA ENAC has called a meeting with Irish LCC Ryanair to discuss reports that the airline may not be fully complying with national COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Eurowings To Absorb Majority Of Ryanair Routes From Düsseldorf

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 16, 2020
Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings—taking advantage of Ryanair’s base closure at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) in Germany—plans to take over up to 95% of the routes that have been operated by the Irish LCC.
Airports & Routes

Lauda Europe Launches Operations; More Cuts Possible, CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 11, 2020
Lauda Europe—the new incarnation of Ryanair’s Austrian carrier Laudamotion, which is to relinquish its Austrian AOC—operated its first flight under its Maltese AOC on Sept. 11.
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O’Leary Sees Further Drop In Ryanair Passenger Numbers

By Victoria Moores Sep 09, 2020
Ryanair Holdings Group CEO Michael O’Leary has said he is now anticipating just 50 million passengers for fiscal 2020-21, two-thirds fewer than the 149 million passengers carried by the Irish LCC in 2019-20.
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Ryanair Raises $473M, Eyes Growth Opportunities Amid Crisis

By Victoria Moores Sep 04, 2020
Irish LCC Ryanair has raised €400 million ($473 million) by issuing new shares and is on the lookout for chances to gain market share as rivals retrench or go out of business.
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Ryanair Boosts Portugal Flights As Eurocontrol Says Recovery Has Hit Plateau

By Helen Massy-Beresford Aug 26, 2020
Ryanair plans to boost its operations between the UK and Portugal, following the British government’s addition of the popular vacation destination to its “travel corridors” safe list. 
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Ryanair Reaches Deal With Spanish Pilots But Cabin Crew Reject Offer

By Alan Dron Aug 24, 2020
ULCC Ryanair has found agreement with its Spanish pilots over pay cuts and improved productivity, but has so far failed to reach similar deals with its Spanish cabin crew.
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Ryanair Cuts Capacity As COVID-19 Uncertainty Hits Demand

By Helen Massy-Beresford Aug 18, 2020
Ryanair plans to cut its flight capacity by 20% in September and October, citing waning forward bookings attributable to uncertainty over COVID-19 case rates in some EU countries.  
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Ryanair Blames Capacity Cuts On Tighter Restrictions

By David Casey Aug 17, 2020
Ryanair, Europe’s largest ULCC, has reduced planned flight capacity by 20% during September and October in response to waning demand. Forward…
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S&P Global Sees Just Three Investment-Grade Airlines Left

By Ben Goldstein Aug 12, 2020
EasyJet, Ryanair and Southwest are the only three airlines that retain investment-grade ratings from S&P Global Ratings, after the credit rating…
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Ryanair Increases Capacity, Rebuffs Italy Flight Ban Threat

By David Casey Aug 06, 2020
Ryanair will increase flights to more than 60% of its normal schedule throughout August following the “successful resumption” of services at the end of June.
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Laudamotion To Shut, Become Malta-Based Lauda Europe

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 29, 2020
Ryanair Group’s Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion will be closed and its assets transferred to a new Maltese AOC called Lauda Europe.
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Ryanair Hopes For The Best, Plans For The Worst

By Alan Dron Jul 27, 2020
ULCC Ryanair said it could not rule out further redundancies or pay cuts if the economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic worsens this winter. 
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Irish Quarantine Triggers Ryanair Schedule Cuts

By Victoria Moores Jul 14, 2020
Ryanair is calling on the Republic of Ireland to withdraw its 14-day quarantine, which has triggered the Irish LCC to cut up to 1,000 Ireland-UK flights in August and September.
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Ryanair, Cabin Crew Agree To Pay Cuts

By Alan Dron Jul 09, 2020
LONDON—Ireland-based ULCC Ryanair and cabin crew union Unite have agreed to temporary salary reductions in return for retaining jobs among the airline’s UK personnel.
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Ryanair To Operate 1,000 Daily Flights As European Activity Restarts

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jul 01, 2020
Ryanair has resumed operating over 1,000 daily flights across Europe, about 40% of its normal July capacity, as it returned to flying July 1 following the COVID-19 crisis.
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Laudamotion Losses Mount; Ryanair Assumes Subsidiary’s Vienna Routes

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 26, 2020
SALZBURG, Austria­—Ryanair Group subsidiary Laudamotion has lost €300 million ($339 million) in the two years since its March 2018 launch, the group’s CEO Michael O’Leary said. 
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Ryanair Restores Additional Eastern European Routes 

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 12, 2020
ULCC Ryanair plans a swift increase in its schedules over the summer, announced it will restore over 30 routes to and from Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine from July 1.
Airports & Routes

Ryanair, BA, EasyJet Send Legal Letter To UK Government Over Quarantine

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 08, 2020
Ryanair, British Airways and easyJet have written to the UK government to condemn its decision to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for arrivals to the UK as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Laudamotion CEO: If Union Talks Fail, Expect Loss Of 300 Vienna Jobs

By Kurt Hofmann May 21, 2020
Ryanair subsidiary Laudamotion has issued an ultimatum to its trade union Vida to sign the new collective labor agreement (CLA) within 24 hours, but talks could fail.
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