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Ryanair and Lufthansa Lock Horns

Ryanair and Lufthansa have become embroiled in a legal spat over their respective dealings with Austrian start-up Laudamotion.  The Irish carrier’s move to increase its shareholding in its Vienna-based counterpart from 24.9% to 75% was approved by the European Commission

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Ryanair Lands at Southend

Ryanair and London Southend Airport’s owner, Stobart Group have entered into a five-year agreement, extendable to ten, that will see the Irish low-cost carrier open a new base at the Essex facility.  Three aircraft will operate out of the airport

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Another Order for Ryanair

Ryanair has extended its outstanding commitments with Boeing after firming up purchase options for another 25 737 MAX 8s.  The aircraft, which will be configured in the high-density ‘Gamechanger’ layout, were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the US

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Ryanair on the Offensive

Ryanair is set to give its European operations a major boost after landing a deal to acquire a majority shareholding in Austrian carrier LaudaMotion.  The binding agreement, announced on March 20, sees the Irish low-cost carrier take an initial 24.9%

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Ryanair Axes Glasgow Base

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has blamed the Scottish Government’s failure to reduce aviation taxes for its surprise decision to close its base at Glasgow.  Unveiling its winter 2018 schedule, the airline has reduced its network from the Scottish hub from

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Lufthansa Moves for Alitalia and airberlin

Lufthansa Group could be set to expand its business significantly after submitting a proposal to acquire elements of ailing Alitalia.  A statement from the German flag carrier issued on October 16 confirmed it was not bidding for the complete airline,

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Ryanair’s Own Goal

The Irish budget carrier, Ryanair has been forced to publish a full list of flights that is planning to cancel between September 21 and October 31 after pressure from angry passengers.  The airline has responded by saying it has written

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More MAXs for Ryanair

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has finalised an order for ten 197-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8s, valued at more than $1.1bn at current list prices, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Ryanair now has 110 unfilled orders with options for 100

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Ryanair Lands Air Europa Feeder Deal

Ryanair will provide feeder traffic to long-haul services operated by Air Europa after reaching an agreement with the Spanish airline.  The first phase of the deal, which starts on May 26, will see the Dublin-based low-cost carrier selling seats on

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Ryanair Building Maintenance Hangar in Seville

Low-cost carrier Ryanair is constructing a maintenance hangar in Seville, capable of carrying out work up to C-checks.  The one-bay facility, which will open early next year, will create up to 150 high-tech jobs according to the airline and is

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