Ryanair has written to chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, calling on him to extend the air passenger duty ‘holiday’ given to Flybe to all UK airlines.
Two new, twice weekly routes from Gyumri to Athens and from Yerevan to Thessaloniki will start in May, as part of the low-cost carrier’s extended Armenia summer schedule.
Ryanair has revealed it will carry over 11 million customers this Christmas, breaking last year’s record traffic by ten per cent. December 20th was the airline’s busiest day of the festive season, with an estimated 500,000 customers travelling on more than 2,500 flights.
Ryanair has said it will slow expansion next summer as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max continues. The low-cost carrier now expects to receive ten new aircraft from Boeing next year, down from the originally planned 20.
Ryanair quit a controversial aviation complaints body after being made to pay more than £3.6 million in handling fees and compensation last year, Which? has revealed.
Eddie Wilson has replaced Michael O’Leary as chief executive of Ryanair DAC as the low-cost carrier continues its reorganisation. The airline has reorganised itself as a holding group company comprising several airlines, with O’Leary as overall chief executive.
Ryanair has been rated the worst firm for customer service out of 100 popular British brands. Passengers with the low-cost airline were left feeling undervalued by unhelpful staff and miserable complaints handling, new Which? research reveals.
A day after Balpa members in the UK confirmed dates for strike action, they have been joined by colleagues in Ireland. Directly employed Ryanair pilots based in the carrier’s home country and represented by the Fórsa union voted by 94 per cent to back industrial action.
Ryanair has reported a 21 per cent fall in quarter one profits, with the low-cost carrier booking €243 million for the period in 2019. The airline said a six per cent decline in average fares, to €36, had been offset by strong ancillary revenues.
Ryanair has announced a major new training partnership with Polish-based international flight school, Bartolini Air. The partnership is designed to ensure the low-cost carrier continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across Europe.
Ryanair is expecting to welcome five million fewer passengers next summer as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max impacts capacity growth. The Irish airline has a total of 135 of the controversial models on order, the first five of which are due for delivery this autumn.