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In pre-COVID times Ryanair was the world's largest international airline. With 79 bases across Europe and North Africa, the airline carries 149 million passengers per year, with aims to up this to 225 Million passengers over the next over the coming five years. The airline is receiving a huge MAX order which it will use to extend its grasp on Europe. (Featured image: Ryanair)

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Low-Cost Carrier
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Ryanair Group
Eddie Wilson
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Why Is Ryanair So Cheap?

The airline is famous for its incredibly low airfares.

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Could An All Airbus A380 Low Cost Carrier Work?

An analysis considering the viability of the Airbus A380 for a low-cost carrier.

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Ryanair's Turboprop Days: When And Why The Airline Flew Them

Did you know that Ryanair hasn't always been an all-jet carrier?

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The Ryanair Group: From One Airline To Five

How did Ryanair go from one large airline to five smaller airlines?

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Ryanair To Reopen Base At Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

After eight years, Ryanair will reestablish its base in the Danish capital.

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Top 5: The Airlines Planning The Most Routes For The Rest Of 2023

The five have more than 6,700 routes this August-December.

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Ryanair Receives Fine For Not Compensating Passengers During Previous Cabin Crew Strike

Around 320 flights were cancelled across the two days in 2018.

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Ryanair Takes Aim At Spanish Airport Fee Increase

Aena's proposed increase would see airport charges across Spain increase by 4.09% in March 2024.

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Southwest Vs Ryanair - Which Carrier Has The Best Low Cost Strategy?

Serving two of the world's largest markets, the airlines have their obvious strengths and weaknesses.

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Ryanair Flight 4102: The Irish Low Cost Carrier's Only Hull Loss

The incident occurred in Rome more than a decade ago.

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10 Reasons Why Flying Ryanair Isn't As Bad As You Think

Let's take a look at the LCC's more favorable traits.

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How Ryanair Strikes In Belgium Will Impact This Week's Flights

Over 40 flights have been canceled for each strike day.

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Why Many Aircraft Don’t Have A Row 13

Have you noticed this across the industry?

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Diverted Ryanair Boeing 737 MAX Met By Police After Family Fall Out

Two men, who were family members, brawled onboard a flight from Edinburgh to Gran Canaria.

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Ryanair Blasts "Idiotic" Dublin Airport Night Flight Reduction Decision

Ryanair has joined the Dublin Airport Authority in opposition overnight flight reductions.

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Record Month: Ryanair Carries 1.3 Million More Passengers Than Ever Before

Over 18.7 million passengers were carried by the low-cost carrier during July, smashing its previous monthly record set in June.

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Legal Complaint Launched Against Ryanair's Online Travel Agent Facial Recognition Scan

EU privacy rights group NOYB has cited concerns over privacy amid the carrier's decision to require biometric verification for external ticket sales.