Ryanair cuts three bases for winter, warns to cut more

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair released its revised winter schedule. The airline plans to close three bases for the winter season due to increased flight restrictions imposed by the governments of European Union countries....


Ryanair expects Boeing 737 MAX to return to U.S. next month

Irish budget carrier Ryanair expects that the grounded Boeing 737 MAX will return to the service in the United States (U.S.) in November 2020. The airline hopes to start receiving its Boeing 737 MAX order, consisting of 135 aircraft, at the beginning of 2021....


Ryanair to order between 150 and 200 737 MAX aircraft?

In an unprecedented move in 2020, considering the current pandemic-induced crisis and the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, Ryanair is reportedly eager to order up to 200 of the aircraft by the end of the year....


Ryanair staff threatened by unpaid leave without government aid

Ryanair’s pilots and cabin crew are at risk of unpaid leave for the winter period without extended government aid, the airline’s CEO Michael O’Leary said on September 24, 2020....


Ryanair puts $200 million in Beauvais base, criticizes Air France

Irish budget airline Ryanair is opening a new base in Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) in France. While announcing the launch of a $200 million-worth project, the airline did not miss an opportunity to point the finger at weakening French competitors....


Close but no crash: two Ryanair Boeing 737 near-miss above Spain

A new incident report released by the Spanish Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC) showcased just how close two Ryanair Boeing 737s came to colliding mid-air, as air traffic struggled to communicate properly....


Wizz Air expands, Ryanair fights back: war in Italy

Throughout the crisis, Wizz Air chose to go against the flow. While everybody was taking measures to cut costs, the low-cost carrier announced 10 new bases throughout Europe. However, with the tenth, it overstepped Ryanair's boundaries – the two are set to go to war of attrition in Italy....


Ryanair sells €850 million bond, the first in three years

Irish budget airline Ryanair sold €850 million bond, its first since 2017. The low-cost carrier’s bond sale indicates that European debt markets are slowly reopening to airlines, which have withstood the initial COVID-19 kick....


Ryanair sharpens knives against competitors: raises €400 million

Ryanair has placed new ordinary shares and raised approximately €400 million from shareholders to strengthen its balance sheet. The airline shows its determination to use current economic down for its own benefit and jump ahead of its competitors.  ...


Fighter jets escort Ryanair flight for 3rd time in two months

Counter-terrorism police have arrested two men after Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept a Ryanair flight due to a potential threat onboard the aircraft. It is the third Ryanair flight in two months which was escorted by fighter jets.  Ryanair flight FR7364 was flying from Vienna (VIE), Austria, to London Stansted Airport (STN), United Kingdom, on August XX, 2020. During the flight, the onboard crew received an ale...