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Ryanair to welcome new 737 MAX jets to fleet within days

European budget giant Ryanair is gearing up to take delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX in the coming days, after a delay of more than two years. Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary told CNBC on Wednesday that the airline was taking its first delivery of the 737 MAX “in the next number of

Ryanair backflips on 737 MAX order intentions

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has said the airline hopes to place new orders on Boeing’s embattled 737 MAX, a 180-degree flip on comments made by Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson last week. “I think it is important for Boeing to announce some customer orders and we would certainly be very keen to be at

Ryanair to open fourth base in France at BVA

Despite the financial hit of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ryanair has announced it will open its fourth base in France at the Paris-Beauvais Airport from 3 December 2020. The Irish budget carrier already boasts braces in Toulouse, Marseille Provence and Bordeaux, however will now base two aircraft out of BVA, situated 85 kilometres outside the

Ryanair to shutter Dusseldorf base amid ‘outrageous’ fee dispute

Ryanair has said it will close its Dusseldorf base, run by Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion, in October, due to a disagreement with the German airport’s operator and a ground handling provider over fee negotiations. All Ryanair flights into the airport after 24 October have now been cancelled, and over 200 pilots and cabin crew stationed in

Winter passenger projections a ‘write-off’: Ryanair

Ryanair has slashed its annual passenger target by a further 10 million as travel restrictions persist, and a new wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps through Europe. The airline group’s chief executive Michael O’Leary said that the upcoming European winter travel season will essentially be “a write-off”, as the airline cut its annual passenger target to

Ryanair cuts 20% of September-October capacity, cites travel restrictions

Dublin-based ULCC Ryanair has announced plans to cut capacity for September and October by as much as 20 per cent, as major European nations reintroduce restrictions. “These capacity cuts and frequency reductions for the months of September and October are necessary given the recent weakness in forward bookings due to COVID restrictions in a number


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