Tag: Michael O'Leary

Budapest Airport and Ryanair elevate partnership with fleet expansion and route additions

Budapest Airport confirms significant expansion in collaboration with Ryanair, as the airline’s CEO Michael O’Leary officially announced new routes, increased frequencies, and two new based aircraft during today’s press conference. During the press conference, the commitment to work togethe...

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary, has accused the Irish transport minister of failing to "take any action to advance the goals" of the government's National Aviation Policy. The airline boss called on Eamon Ryan, who has served as transport minister since June 2020, to "resign and let someone compete...

Ryanair boss demands NATS CEO quits over weekend ATC failures at Gatwick

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has called for the resignation of NATS CEO Martin Rolfe after Gatwick airport's air traffic control system collapsed again over the weekend. The failure led to passengers facing hours of delays after an air traffic control (ATC) outage grounded dozens of flights. It com...

Ryanair signs 5-year deal with Enilive for access to up to 100,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel

Ryanair CEO criticizes NATS over air traffic control debacle

In a fiery exchange during today's Transport Select Committee hearing, Ryanair's Chief Executive, Michael O'Leary, vehemently criticized the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) chief, labeling their report on August's air traffic control failure as "a complete tissue of nonsense" and "completely mi...

Ryanair to open 2 aircraft Copenhagen base in Winter ’23

Ryanair today (Tues 22 Aug) announced it will open a 2 aircraft base in Copenhagen from Dec 2023, creating up to 100 direct jobs for pilots, cabin crew & engineers in a $200m new aircraft investment. Ryanair is already Copenhagen’s No. 3 airline operating 20 routes and carrying 2.3m passeng...

Ryanair Delivers “Protect Overflights – Keep Eu Skies Open” Petition to EU Commission

Ryanair today (31st May) delivered its ‘Protect Overflights: Keep EU Skies Open’ petition to EU Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen’s office, having collected more than 1.1 million signatures from fed-up passengers demanding that the EU Commission protect overflights and EU citizens’ ...

Ryanair Calls On The EU Commission To Stop Exempting the EU’s Most Polluting Flights

Ryanair Calls On The EU Commission To Stop Exempting the EU’s Most Polluting Flights

Ryanair today (7 Dec) condemned the EU Commission’s failure to support the vote of the European Parliament to extend ETS (enviro taxes) onto long haul flights which account for over 54% of EU aviation emissions but deliver just 6% of EU passengers. As a result of this indefensible exemption for...

Ryanair Calls On UK, Irish, Italian & Spanish Govts To Take Action To Protect Overflights When French ATC Strike

Ryanair today, (Thurs, 29 Sept) calls on the UK, Irish, Italian and Spanish Govts to take action to protect their citizens and overflights to/from their countries which would prevent thousands of British, Irish, Italian and Spanish citizens’ flights being cancelled due to French ATC Strikes, which...

Ryanair to quit Brussels Airport as CEO Michael O’Leary warns of ‘extremely challenging winter’

Ryanair to quit Brussels Airport as CEO Michael O’Leary warns of ‘extremely challenging winter’

Lamiat Sabin, independent.co.uk Ryanair plans to withdraw its planes from an airport in Brussels amid a row over higher charges and a new flight tax. Chief executive Michael O’Leary announced the move at a press conference in the Belgian capital on Wednesday. He said that a planned h...

Ryanair Launches Biggest Ever UK Winter Schedule With Over 21 New Routes

Ryanair Launches Biggest Ever UK Winter Schedule With Over 21 New Routes

Ryanair today (30 Aug) launched its biggest ever winter schedule to/from its 21 UK airports with 21 new routes (440 total) to exciting winter sun and new city break destinations, such as Asturias, Catania, Edinburgh, Klagenfurt, Leipzig, and Lapland. As Heathrow’s capacity cuts continue and BA ...

Hungary’s government launches investigation against second airline

Hungary’s government launches investigation against second airline

By Press Association Hungary’s government has ordered an investigation of domestic low-cost carrier Wizz Air over what it calls possible breaches of consumer protection laws. It is the second such investigation it has launched against an airline since June. The probe, ordered by Hungary...

Ryanair boss says British people ‘do not want to be baggage handlers’ amid staff shortages

Ryanair boss says British people ‘do not want to be baggage handlers’ amid staff shortages

By Sami Quadri, Evening Standard Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has complained that British people do not want to be baggage handlers as staff shortages continue to grip the aviation sector. British Airways and easyJet have axed hundreds of flights in recent months due to ongoing shortages...

Ryanair welcomes EU Parliament vote to apply ETS to all long-haul flights departing EU

Ryanair welcomes EU Parliament vote to apply ETS to all long-haul flights departing EU

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (14th June) welcomed the vote of 8th June in the European Parliament to extend Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (“ETS”) to all long-haul flights departing the European Union. This will mean that the richest passengers, on the most polluting long...

Ryanair boss warns of higher flight prices – ‘there’s so much demand for the beaches of Europe’

Ryanair boss warns of higher flight prices – ‘there’s so much demand for the beaches of Europe’

By Holly Williams, independent.ie Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has warned flight prices will be higher this summer due to soaring demand for European holidays and said getting through airports would be “challenging” for passengers. Holidaymakers should brace for prices to rise by a “h...

Ryanair unveils record London S2022 schedule (181 Routes)

Ryanair unveils record London S2022 schedule (181 Routes)

Today (2nd Mar), Ryanair announced its largest ever Summer schedule from its 3 London airports (Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted) with 14 new routes (181 total) to exciting destinations across Europe, including Naples, Madeira, and Stockholm. With over 100 based aircraft for S22, Ryanair’s total in...

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