Ryanair Snaps Up Malta Air

In the latest chapter of its buying spree, Ryanair has announced it is to purchase start-up carrier Malta Air. The no-frills giant said it will transfer all of its existing Maltese operations to the new subsidiary and grow its fleet

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Berlin/Brandenburg Reveals Terminal Plans

As preparations continue at Berlin/Brandenburg (BER) for its first services in October 2020, logistical planning at the German capital’s troubled new gateway has taken a step forward. With just under a year and a half to its official opening, the

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Gears in Motion at Laudamotion

Austrian low-cost carrier Laudamotion has revealed a new livery and a boost in aircraft numbers. Airline bosses say nine additional Airbus A320s will join the company in time for the summer 2019 season representing a doubling of its total fleet.

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Air Malta Teams up with Ryanair

Air Malta has signed a co-operative deal with Ryanair that will see the Irish carrier selling tickets for its Maltese counterpart.  The tie-up, announced in August 21, was described by the airlines as a “win-win milestone agreement”, boosting Air Malta’s

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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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