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Irish low-cost airline; largest by passenger numbers in Europe; main operating unit of Ryanair Holdings

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Ryanair DAC is an Irish budget airline founded in 1984, headquartered in Swords, Dublin, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports. It forms the largest part of the Ryanair Holdings family of airlines, and has Ryanair UK, Buzz, Malta Air and Lauda as sister airlines. In 2016, Ryanair was the largest European budget airline by scheduled passengers flown, and carried more international passengers than any other airline.


Ryanair slashes air travel outlook [Video]

Ryanair slashes air travel outlook

Ryanair cut its annual passenger target by a quarter on Monday and warned a second wave of COVID-19 infections could lower that further. Ciara Lee reports

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Europe's aviation crisis: "It can compromise saftey and security...you could have a meltdown" [Video]

Europe's aviation crisis: "It can compromise saftey and security...you could have a meltdown"

'Unreported Europe' speaks to Ryanair flight attendant Francesca Rinaldi about the financial and emotional pressures facing airline staff across Europe. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:31Published
EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place [Video]

EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place

EasyJet aircraft took to the skies for the first time since March 30 on Monday, as the British carrier resumed a small number of mainly domestic flights after weeks of lockdown. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

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Ryanair swings to loss in 'challenging' pandemic

The airline made a loss of €185m in the April-to-June period, when most of its flights were grounded.
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Two arrested after bomb threat forces Ryanair flight to divert to Stansted

Pair held on suspicion of 'making threats to endanger an aircraft'
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Ryanair flight escorted by RAF jets after bomb note found in toilet

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Ryanair's holiday bookings surge, sees UK dropping quarantine

Ryanair expects Britain to join other European nations in dropping COVID-19 quarantine plans in the coming weeks, its CEO told Reuters on Wednesday, as he reported a "big surge" in holiday bookings..
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Coronavirus: Airlines cancel thousands of flights

Ryanair, BA and Norwegian are among carriers cancelling services as demand collapses.
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Ryanair lowers 2020 traffic target as Italy imposes lockdown

Ryanair on Tuesday said it will cancel almost all of its flights to and from Italy for the next month, forcing it to cut its full year passenger forecast to end-March by 3 million.
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Coronavirus to drive European airline industry shakeout

The coronavirus will accelerate a Darwinian shakeout in Europe's overcrowded airline industry that ultimately benefits Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG, industry experts predict.
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Ryanair cuts more Italian flights to April 8 over coronavirus

Ryanair on Monday cut more international flights to Italy and domestic flights within the country until April 8 after the Italian government imposed travel restrictions in northern Italy to limit the..
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Ryanair boss faces backlash over calls for extra checks on Muslim men at airports

'In Germany this week a white person killed eight people. Should we profile white people to see if they're fascists?' says MP
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Ryanair boss criticised for Muslim bomber comments

The Ryanair boss says Muslim men should be profiled at airports because "that is where the threat is".
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Likely Irish kingmaker Green Party eyes aviation tax, megaprojects

Ireland's Green Party, likely to be a kingmaker after Saturday's election, would re-introduce an aviation tax opposed by Ryanair and push two megaprojects to cut carbon emissions if it enters..
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Ryanair rapped over low emissions claims

The UK's advertising watchdog says Europe's biggest airline misled consumers about its carbon footprint.
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Ryanair to take longer to reach 200 million passenger target due to 737 MAX woes

Ryanair will take longer than expected to reach its long-term target of flying 200 million passengers per year due to delays in the delivery of Boeing's 737 MAX jet, the Irish airline announced on..
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Ryanair pilot jailed for 'overwhelming psychological torment' of girlfriend who suffered mental breakdown and killed their baby

Flight captain Peter Chilvers forced partner to swallow his hair and perform degrading sexual acts, court hears
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Ryanair pilot's mental torment drove partner to kill son

Peter Chilvers' "landscape of unending misery" on Magda Lesicka led to a breakdown, a court hears.
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Ryanair baggage fee policy ruled as 'abusive' in Spain

A Spanish court made the ruling after a passenger was forced to pay a fine for extra luggage.
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Ryanair not interested in buying Thomas Cook airlines

Ryanair is not interested in taking over any of the airlines of travel firm Thomas Cook , which has gone into liquidation, its chief executive said on Thursday.
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Thomas Cook collapse boosts rival holiday companies, budget airlines

Thomas Cook's collapse boosted shares in TUI and budget airlines easyJet and Ryanair on Monday as investors pinned hopes on the tour operator's closure cutting capacity in the saturated European..
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Ryanair boss O'Leary's €99m pay sparks investor revolt

Michael O'Leary's contract provoked a protest vote at the Irish airline's annual meeting.
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Ryanair could shed hundreds of pilots' jobs

Michael O’Leary tells staff the Irish airline has too many pilots and flight attendants.
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Police probe homophobic abuse on Ryanair flight at Stansted

Laura Muldoon said airline staff failed to intervene when she had abuse chanted at her.
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Team GB paralympic medallist denied access to Ryanair flight after pilot 'refused' to allow him on board

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