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Sales fall so Ryanair will try a charm offensive

In an somewhat stunning about face, the CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary has said he will stop the airline doing things that ‘p*ss’ passengers off.

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Has Norwegian’s long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

There is word that the fast growing low cost carrier, Norwegian Air Shuttle, wants to cut costs by setting up long haul 787 operations based in Ireland. How this might annoy or adversely affect the trans Atlantic ambitions of Ryanair, also headquartered in Ireland, is an unanswered question for industry watchers

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Ryanair expunges ‘free blow jobs’ from its history

There was no sign of Michael O’Leary or reference to his free blow jobs across the Atlantic promise when his airline Ryanair finally abandoned its long haul ambitions

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Ryanair’s O’Leary does it again: 787 issues ‘regulatory crap’

Is Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary really Jeremy Clarkson, host of Top Gear? There are similarities.

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Ryanair CEO ‘village idiot’ letters published in Irish press

In what could get Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary ‘retired’  Eire’s the  Sunday Independent has published correspondence in which he likened the republic’s Aviation Commissioner, Cathal Guiomard, to a “village idiot.” 

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Air France low fare blitz under world wide study

Air France could be running up the white flag when it comes to full service domestic flights, something Qantas and Virgin are trying to resist in Australia

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Ryanair apologies and damages payouts begin

What should have been a thoughtful discussion about fuel policy spun out of control when it came to Ryanair in Europe, forcing the Sunday Times to pay up.

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Ryanair calls in lawyers after claims of unsafe fuel policies

Ryanair may be run by a mad man, but it isn’t unsafe, and it is suing the *rse off a UK media giant for saying it is

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Low fare high fee carrier Ryanair ends its legal pursuit of Aviation Herald

Ryanair’s attempts to curb coverage and commentary by The Aviation Herald of what German aviation authorities are investigating as a serious incident involving its service to Memmingen on 23 September have failed.

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Ryanair spat with Aviation Herald continues

Ryanair gets outflanked by air safety blog the Aviation Herald, over its reporting of a serious incident involving one of its flights, and adverse comments made by readers.

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Ryanair makes legal threats against Aviation Herald

Correspondence between Ryanair and The Aviation Herald has been published, concerning the former’s threats to litigate against the air safety web site over its ‘analysis’ of a German safety agency report into an incident involving one of its jets, and reader comments.

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Ryanair CEO O’Leary may have gone insane

The possibility that Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has gone bonkers is supported by his latest outburst against the wearing of seat belts in jets

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Ryanair fuels a debate about being dead right

Although it was overshadowed in this country by matters related to Qantas, Ryanair has been having high profile fuel emergencies since July, in which its jets, fueled to the minimum and thus legal requirements for the flights they were making, had to make urgent landings because legal or not, they hadn’t loaded enough fuel to [...]

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Saddle seating story keeps finding gullible media

Next to perpetually imminent successors to Concorde, the use of standing room or saddle seating cabins to boost low fare passenger numbers in operations like Ryanair is one of those stories that keeps finding gullible content providers in the general media. Last week it was the turn of Shanghai based Spring and Autumn Airlines, 春秋航空, [...]

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Ryanair renews cash bid for Aer Lingus, could Jetstar ever buy Qantas?

There are some no-longer-impossible scenarios under which a sold off Jetstar could come back and buy a distressed Qantas, as the third bid by Ryanair for Irish full service carrier Aer Lingus provides a reminder today. An outrageous thought? Not any more.  Well run low cost carriers, including Ryanair, easyJet and Southwest, were treated with [...]

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