Ryanair To Close Glasgow Base, 300 Jobs At Risk

Europe’s biggest budget airline is to close its base at Glasgow in November. Ryanair will move the aircraft that currently operates five routes from Glasgow to Edinburgh. It blames Air Passenger Duty (APD), the £13 tax on all departing passengers aged 16 or over. The airline’s chief commercial officer, David O’Brien said: “Ryanair regrets these […]

Massive strike might await Ryanair

Ryanair pilots have voted in favor of a strike due to an ongoing dispute between the company and its employees about the right to collective bargaining, according to IMPACT trade union. According to the agency, several trade unions across Europe are preparing for strikes in connection with the demand for negotiations on the conclusion of […]

Ryanair lures Malaysia Airlines CEO back in

Ryanair named Peter Bellew – the current Chief Executive Officer at Malaysia Airlines – its new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Ryanair applauds the return of its ex-employee, who will now be tasked with solving the consequences of the pilot rotation fiasco. Malaysia Airlines, however, claims that Bellew’s leave came out of the blue. He is […]

Ryanair plane escorted by jets after a bomb hoax

A Ryanair plane has been escorted by two RAF Typhoon fighter jets and diverted to Stansted Airport, London. The security measures were invoked after a suspected bomb-hoax. Ryanair’s Boeing 737 was escorted by two RAF jets after Lithuanian authorities received what is suspected as a ‘hoax security alert’. The plane was diverted from its Kaunas […]

Ryanair infuriates CAA with 400K additional cancelations

Ryanair is facing enforcement action from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for “persistently misleading passengers” about their rights, after 34 routes were suspended and a second wave of flight cancellations, affecting 400,000 passengers, was announced. In a letter to the Dublin-based carrier, the CAA stated that the airline’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, was wrong to […]

Ryanair Calls On Attorney General’s Office To Expedite (Noise) Statutory Instrument To Allow Dublin’s Second Runway To Proceed

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (19 July), called for an end to the repeated delays in the delivery of a second runway at Dublin Airport and urged the Attorney General’s Department to expedite the simple piece of primary legislation (the statutory instrument) to make the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) the competent authority to monitor noise […]