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Ryanair Boeing 737 gets RAF fighter escort over bomb threat note

Bomb threats onboard and fighter jets outside ‒ Ryanair FR1902 flight passengers had quite a journey on July 13, 2020. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Ryanair and pilot union BALPA agree to cut wages but save jobs

While in the past union relationships with Ryanair were tense, the pilot union BALPA shook hands with Ryanair to preserve jobs in the United Kingdom....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Ryanair anticipates first Boeing 737 MAX in November 2020

With certification flights of the 737 MAX finished, Ryanair anticipates a swift return-to-service of the aircraft. The low-cost carrier expects to receive its first MAX aircraft in November....


Kristina Kirkliauskaite

Reopening of Europe: on what scale airlines resume service?

Although the level of operating flights is only expected to get back to normal in 2023 at the earliest, airlines in Europe are slowly reinstating their schedules from the middle of June 2020. The continent’s biggest carriers such as Ryanair, Wizzair, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, and KLM have begun to operate a small number of regular scheduled flights, applying different safety policies onboard. In this article, take an overview...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Ryanair: Lufthansa state aid breach European competition rules

Ryanair, which has been highly critical of the state aid package that Lufthansa is set to receive, threatens to go to court if the European Commission does not reverse its decision to approve the capital injection into Lufthansa....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Establishing an airline amidst crisis: the good, bad and ugly

While currently, the trend in the aviation industry has been to cut costs and become smaller in order to weather the storm, a new airline might be on the horizon. However, is it a smart move considering the circumstances?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Negotiating or just slagging off? Modern art of aircraft deals

The way of negotiating for an aircraft order could be a way of art for some. That could also mean that the wrong price or poor quality of a product can result in some spicy comments to the media....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Death of the low-cost carrier in Europe?

The last big crisis in aviation during the financial crash of 2008, sent low-cost carriers to the top as they overtook their full-service carrier counterparts. However, could it be that new legislature in Europe could kill the business model in the continent?...


Clement Charpentreau

Ryanair gives ultimatum to French pilots: 20% wage cut or layoff

Expecting losses in the second quarter of 2020, Ryanair plans to cut wages by 20% among pilots and 10% among flight attendants and stewards. The French unions have five days to answer, after which a number of positions judged redundant will be cut....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Feud continues: Ryanair to appeal Lufthansa $9.8B state aid

The feud between Lufthansa and Ryanair is seemingly not coming to an end anytime soon. As the German airline group received a $9.8 billion state aid package from the German government, Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary was highly critical of the affair....