Ryanair http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23544/all en Ryanair passenger numbers up 2 pct in December http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/ryanair-passenger-numbers-2-pct-december <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Ryanair said passenger<br /> numbers grew 2 percent in December year-on-year, as it carried<br /> 4.8 million passengers.</p> <p>Europe's largest low-cost airline also said on Monday its<br /> load factor - a measure of the proportion of seats sold - rose<br /> to 81 percent from 79 percent a year ago.</p> <p> </p> Airline Aviation CDATA European Low Fares Airline Association Low-cost airlines Passenger load factor Ryanair Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:04 +0000 5731334 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Italy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-ryanair-flight-makes-emergency-landing-italy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENOA, Italy, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A Ryanair flight was forced to make an emergency landing in the Italian city of Genoa on Wednesday, after instruments on the Boeing 737-800 signalled possible cabin pressure problems, the airline said.</p> <p>Two people were taken to hospital for checks after complaining of earache, Ryanair said. They were later discharged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-ryanair-flight-makes-emergency-landing-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Low Fares Airline Association Ryanair Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:45:52 +0000 5738353 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares flat as airlines retreat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/european-shares-flat-airlines-retreat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct</p> <p>* Budget airlines fall after Ryanair numbers</p> <p>* Banks lead financial gains on recovery optimism</p> <p>* Investment banks turn cautious on equities short-term</p> <p>By David Brett</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Weak airlines offset gains for the financial sector on Europe's stock exchanges on Monday, while several indicators suggested the new-year bull-run for European shares could have peaked for now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/european-shares-flat-airlines-retreat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Low Fares Airline Association Human Interest Low-cost airlines Ryanair Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:30:17 +0000 5740434 at http://www.globalpost.com Court orders Ryanair to cough up for volcano chaos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/court-orders-ryanair-cough-volcano-chaos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Court of Justice Thursday ordered Irish airline Ryanair to compensate passengers whose travel plans were thrown into chaos by the 2010 eruption of an Icelandic volcano, in a ruling with implications for the entire industry.</p> <p>The airline immediately warned that ticket prices even for budget travellers will rise to offset costs from any future extreme events that the company previously considered to be "acts of God" for which it was not financially responsible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/court-orders-ryanair-cough-volcano-chaos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Low Fares Airline Association Low-cost airlines Ryanair Ryanair AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:15 +0000 5741845 at http://www.globalpost.com Five dead in Belgium plane crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/five-dead-belgium-plane-crash-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five people, including three children, died on Saturday when their light plane crashed at Charleroi airport in southern Belgium, forcing its closure for several hours, police said.</p> <p>The two adults and the children on the Cessna aircraft were from the same family, the police said. </p> <p>There was no immediate information available about who was piloting the aircraft.</p> <p>The Belga news agency said the plane experienced problems on take-off and returned to the airport but crashed next to the runway as it attempted a landing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/five-dead-belgium-plane-crash-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brussels South Charleroi Airport European Low Fares Airline Association Ryanair Technology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:30:50 +0000 5751032 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Ryanair says Brussels to block Aer Lingus takeover bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-ryanair-says-brussels-block-aer-lingus-takeover-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Irish no-frills airline Ryanair said on Tuesday that the European Commission intends to block its takeover bid for rival carrier Aer Lingus on grounds of unfair competition.</p> <p>"Ryanair... was notified this (Tuesday) morning at a state-of-play meeting with the EU Commission, that the EU Commission intends to prohibit Ryanair's offer for Aer Lingus, despite the fact that Ryanair has met every competition concern raised in the EU's statement of objections and during the review process," said a statement.</p> <p>bcp/rfj/arp</p> Aviation European Low Fares Airline Association Ryanair Ryanair AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:45:41 +0000 5753545 at http://www.globalpost.com EU regulators block Ryanair's third bid for Aer Lingus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/eu-regulators-block-ryanairs-third-bid-aer-lingus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators blocked Ryanair's third attempt to buy Irish rival Aer Lingus on Wednesday, saying the bid by Europe's top no-frills airline could hurt competition and lead to higher prices for passengers.</p> <p>Ryanair had already flagged the European Commission's rejection of the 694-million-euro ($907 million) bid for Aer Lingus earlier this month. The EU executive vetoed its first takeover attempt in 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/eu-regulators-block-ryanairs-third-bid-aer-lingus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aer Lingus Aviation Ryanair Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:45:45 +0000 5768302 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ EU bars Ryanair takeover of Aer Lingus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/urgent-eu-bars-ryanair-takeover-aer-lingus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Commission said Wednesday it had barred, for a third time, low-cost airline pioneer Ryanair from taking over its Irish rival Aer Lingus due to concerns passengers would lose out.</p> <p>The "merger would have harmed consumers by creating a monopoly or a dominant position on 46 routes ... this would have reduced choice and, most likely, would have led to price increases for consumers," the Commission said in a statement.</p> <p>bmm/rl</p> Aer Lingus Aviation Ryanair AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:50 +0000 5768350 at http://www.globalpost.com Ryanair to buy up to 200 Boeing planes: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/ryanair-buy-200-boeing-planes-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Irish no-frills airline Ryanair has placed an order for up to 200 Boeing planes worth $18 billion (13.8 billion euros) at list prices, the Irish Independent said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The order, set to be confirmed by US President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the White House next week, is the single-biggest aircraft purchase ever agreed by Ryanair, the newspaper said.</p> <p>Asked about the report, a Ryanair spokesman told AFP that the airline "does not comment upon, or engage in, rumour or speculation."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/ryanair-buy-200-boeing-planes-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Environment European Low Fares Airline Association Health Politics Ryanair AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:46:02 +0000 5780478 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Ryanair unveils order for 175 Boeing 737s worth $15.6 bn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/urgent-ryanair-unveils-order-175-boeing-737s-worth-156-bn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Tuesday announced that it has ordered 175 Boeing 737-800 airplanes worth $15.6 billion (12.1 billion euros) at catalogue prices.</p> <p>"Ryanair ... today signed an agreement with the Boeing Company to purchase 175 new Next Generation 737-800 airplanes," it said in a statement, adding it was the Boeing's largest deal to date in 2013 and would be the largest ever aircraft order from a European airline.</p> <p>mg-rfj/arp</p> Aviation European Low Fares Airline Association Ryanair Ryanair the Boeing company AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:46:03 +0000 5787522 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch watchdog fines Ryanair over hidden ticket costs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/dutch-watchdog-fines-ryanair-over-hidden-ticket-costs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Irish low-budget airline Ryanair has been fined 370,000 euros(314,180.28 pounds) by the Netherlands Consumer Authority for hidden costs associated with tickets purchased online by Dutch travellers.</p> <p>The watchdog said that European regulations had been violated because full costs were unclear, consumers were not given the option to correct mistakes before finalising a booking and the company was difficult to contact and provided information in English, not Dutch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/dutch-watchdog-fines-ryanair-over-hidden-ticket-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Low Fares Airline Association Low-cost airlines Ryanair Ryanair Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:45:16 +0000 5788789 at http://www.globalpost.com Low-cost carrier Ryanair seeks growth in Slovakia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/low-cost-carrier-ryanair-seeks-growth-slovakia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Wednesday said it wanted to expand its base in Slovakian capital Bratislava and more than double passenger numbers here.</p> <p>"We plan to set up a base in Bratislava next year or in 2015 that will enable us to raise passenger numbers from more than 875,000 last year to up to 2.5 million," Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told journalists.</p> <p>The final deal will depend on the level of incentives Bratislava offers the airline, he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/low-cost-carrier-ryanair-seeks-growth-slovakia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Low Fares Airline Association Low-cost airlines Ryanair AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:15:48 +0000 5808843 at http://www.globalpost.com Ryanair boss denies employees treated like 'slaves' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/ryanair-boss-denies-employees-treated-slaves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary was in Norway on Thursday to reject accusations that his low-cost airline treated its employees like slaves, as unions and politicians in the Scandinavian state called for a boycott of the firm.</p> <p>His trip came as two former stewards prepared to sue the Irish carrier for unfair dismissal and breaching labour laws.</p> <p>"It was a contract of slavery," said Vegard Einan of the Parat union that is assisting the two women in their lawsuit. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/ryanair-boss-denies-employees-treated-slaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Low Fares Airline Association Labor Law Ryanair Social Issues Transport AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:01:46 +0000 5812050 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy watchdog fines Ryanair over online booking procedures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/italy-watchdog-fines-ryanair-over-online-booking-procedures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's competition watchdog slapped a 400,000 euro (£341,300.50) fine on Irish budget airline Ryanair &lt;RYA.I&gt; for falling down on commitments to simplify online ticket sales.</p> <p>The regulator said the airline failed to provide an overall clear price at the very outset of the online booking procedure.</p> <p>In the period December 1-February 7, Ryanair introduced at the end of the online booking process a 2 percent processing fee on a series of credit cards, the antitrust body said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/italy-watchdog-fines-ryanair-over-online-booking-procedures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Low Fares Airline Association Low-cost airlines Ryanair Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:30:25 +0000 5822515 at http://www.globalpost.com Ryanair chief set to expand in Germany, says chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/ryanair-chief-set-expand-germany-says-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Low-cost carrier Ryanair plans to expand in Germany, its chief said in an interview Wednesday, also predicting that budget airlines would continue to steal market share from their older rivals.</p> <p>"We want to service five or six more airports in Germany," up from 13 now, Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in its issue to be published Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/ryanair-chief-set-expand-germany-says-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Low Fares Airline Association Michael O'Leary Ryanair AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:46:04 +0000 5824343 at http://www.globalpost.com