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Rytis Beresnevicius
Following strong holiday period, Ryanair expects $1B profit

Ryanair announced that following a surprisingly great Christmas and New Year's travel period, the airline will see bigger profits in FY2020 than previously expected. ...


AeroTime Team
Ryanair averted grounding third of fleet over maintenance

Back in 2018, Ryanair was facing a grounding of approximately a third of its fleet over a problem with maintenance certificates before the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) stepped up and saved the day, reports indicate. The COO in question, Peter Bellew, is now leaving the Irish low cost carrier for an equivalent role at its arch-nemesis easyJet ‒ a move against which Ryanair is fighting tooth and nail in court. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Aigle Azur time slots: Air France-KLM winner, Ryanair left out

Aigle Azur bankruptcy in September 2019 left a pool of over 12,000 flight slots up for grabs. The winners and losers of this fight for slots were revealed. While Air France-KLM, Wizz Air and Lufthansa took the best bites, Ryanair was left empty-handed....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Ryanair to close more bases as Boeing 737 MAX irritation grows

Ryanair Group has confirmed that it will receive only 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2020. Due to the drawback, it now expects to carry 1 million fewer passengers than previously planned in summer 2020 and is closing several bases.  ...


Ruta Burbaite
Ryanair’s 737 MAX 200 design issue prompts new delays

In another blow to its business, the Ryanair Group now expects to receive only 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2020 due to a newly discovered design issue with the over-wing exit on the airline’s modified MAX 8 model, the 737-8-200. Reports indicate that the carrier now expects the planes no earlier than in May of 2020....


Rytis Beresnevicius
How are Europe’s low-cost carriers handling price wars?

While full-service airlines are struggling to contain the competition from low-cost carriers, is the situation the same for the no-frills airlines as well? Exploring the most recent financial results of the biggest three independent Europe's low-cost carriers:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Battle of Vienna 2019: Low-cost carriers versus Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines CEO has hit out directly at Ryanair's own Michael O'Leary, stating that the low-cost carrier won't overtake the Austrian airline in Vienna. But how does the situation look currently and were Hoensbroech's comments justified?...


AeroTime Team
Austrian Airlines CEO: Ryanair won’t overtake Austrian in Vienna

Reporting a “drastic” fall in earnings and bracing for, potentially, a full year of losses, Austrian Airlines management look at low-cost carriers as one of the culprits of its voes, but promise to defend their Vienna hub stronghold from “flooding” no-frills airlines. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ryanair presents H1 FY2020 results, profit guidance

Ryanair, which has been under pressure amidst the 737 MAX groundings, has revealed its H1 2019 financial results. Surprisingly, compared to the same period last year, profits have stayed flat. Yet the group expects lower profits in the future....


Rytis Beresnevicius
How low-cost carriers pounce on aviation’s downturns

For some, an economic recession or downturn in passengers can mean the end of the road. Yet for others, it can be an opportunity to enter a golden age of business, as exhibited by several low-cost carriers:...