About: Ryanair

Economy & Jobs 27-09-2018

EU orders Ryanair to meet European rules on local contracts

The European Commission ordered Ryanair on Wednesday (26 September)  to respect EU rules by giving workers contracts in the country they live rather than in Ireland where its planes are registered.
Brexit 13-09-2018

Ryanair CEO warns hard Brexit will ground flights

Ryanair's chief executive stepped up his warning about the risk of flights between Britain and Europe being grounded for days in the wake of Britain's exit from the European Union next March, saying there had been no assurances on the issue.
Aviation 10-08-2018

Ryanair laments ‘unnecessary’ strike, as pilots aim to ‘strengthen our rights’

Ryanair pilots in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden are staging a 24-hour strike on Friday (August 10) in one of the most severe examples of strike action in the company’s history. The low-cost carrier has branded the action "unjustified" and "unnecessary".
Aviation 09-03-2018

Ryanair right to warn on flights as British Airways waits for Brexit Harry Potter

UK-based airlines will face serious problems sorting out their flying rights when the UK leaves the Single Market and Customs Union, writes Denis McShane.
Brexit 05-02-2018

UK underestimating ‘serious disruption’ risk to flights post-Brexit, warns Ryanair

The United Kingdom is underestimating the risk of "serious disruption" to flights when it leaves the European Union, Irish airline Ryanair has warned as it announced that its quarterly net profit had risen by 12% despite a cancellations crisis in 2017.
Economy & Jobs 06-10-2017

Corporate greed: The enemy of decent work  

Decent work needs to be at the top of everyone’s agenda – working people, employers and governments. Decent work is the foundation of a decent life, the opportunity to earn a living and make a contribution to the community, writes Esther Lynch.
Aviation 19-09-2017

Commission insists Ryanair should respect EU reimbursement rules

Ryanair said yesterday (18 September) a mass cancellation of flights was set to cost the Irish no-frills airline €25 million, as it bowed to customer anger by publishing a full list of journeys axed.
Aviation 17-05-2017

Commission gives free hand to capitals to subsidise small airports

The European Commission announced today (17 May) a review of state aid rules that will allow member states to pour millions of euros of support into struggling regional airports without prior approval from Brussels.
Aviation 19-04-2017

Ryanair denies climate change because it doesn’t like the solutions

It’s no mystery why Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary dismisses evidence of climate change as ‘rubbish’, writes Andrew Murphy.
Transport 06-01-2016

New European carriers association split over unfair subsidies

The largest European airlines will join forces on 20 January to address growing costs. But differences over how to face foreign rivals will impede a unified challenge to competition abroad.
Peter Allebeck.
Transport 16-10-2015

Alcohol and flying – not a good cocktail

There are many notorious examples of people - from celebrities to ordinairy holiday-makers - who have become intoxicated on flights to the point of posing a threat to passengers and the flight itself, writes Peter Allebeck. 
Competition 28-07-2015

Brussels orders France to reclaim Ryanair subsidies

The European Commission has taken Paris to court for failing to recover nearly €10 million in anticompetitive subsidies paid to Ryanair and Transavia. EURACTIV France reports
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Competition 24-07-2014

Ryanair ordered to repay €10m in French state aid

Two low-cost airlines must repay almost €10 million of French state aid, after the EU Commission decided that it gave them an unfair competitive advantage. EURACTIV France reports.
Competition 19-08-2013

EU antitrust officials trapped by Belgian April spoof news

In a request for information regarding new investments at Charleroi airport near Brussels, the European Commission refers to the construction of a second runway, a false news story published by a Belgian website as a 1 April spoof.
Transport 27-02-2013

Commission grounds Ryanair-Aer Lingus merger

EU antitrust regulators blocked Ryanair's third attempt to acquire Irish rival Aer Lingus on Wednesday (27 February), a ruling Europe's biggest low-cost airline called politically motivated and vowed to challenge in court.
Transport 22-01-2013

Failed air control mergers put EU countries under pressure

The European Commission should end national monopolies of air traffic control if it is to succeed in making air travel more efficient, an executive of low-cost leader Ryanair told EU officials yesterday (21 January).
Transport 04-09-2012

Pilots say cost-cutting may put passengers at risk

Airlines' efforts to lighten their aircraft by taking on less fuel could be putting passengers at risk, European pilots and labour organisations say following several incidents where flight crews made emergency landings because of low fuel reserves.
Competition 06-09-2005

Commission sets out limits for state aid to regional airports

According to new guidelines on state aid in the air transport sector, no single airline should benefit from start-up aid in regional airports. The Commission will also watch public funding for the construction and development of airports.
Regional Policy 09-02-2005

Guidelines proposed for state aid to regional airports

Aid to regional airports is to be clarified under a draft set of guidelines published by the Commission on 8 February. The draft is published one year after the Commission ruled illegal the aid given for the implementation of Ryanair in Charleroi.