Flying to see Juliet’s house in Verona, enter the Coliseum in Rome, or perhaps a bus tour around central London? This airline could take you to almost any place you wish to visit in Europe.
How it started
Ryanair Ltd. is an Irish low-cost airline founded in November 28, 1984 as Danren Enterprises. Danren Enterprises was later renamed as Ryanair after the name one of its founders, Tony Ryan. The other founders were Christopher Ryan and Liam Lonergan. It started its operations in 1985 with a 15-seater Embraer Bandeirante turboprop aircraft, with daily flights between Waterford and Gatwick Airport.
Ryanair is known as Europe’s favorite airline; with more than 1,800 daily flights flying 117 million passengers from 84 bases connecting over 200 destinations in 33 countries. It operates with a fleet of 350 Boeing 737 aircraft. It also has 315 Boeing 737 on order. This will enable the airline to offer lower fares and increase their traffic to 180 million passengers by 2024.
Michael O’Leary is the current Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair. He was born on March 20, 1961 in Kanturk, County Cork. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin and later worked as a trainee at Stokes Kennedy Crowley (later known as KPMG), where he met Tony Ryan, to study the Irish tax system. Mr. O’Leary was Ryanair’s deputy CEO between 1991 and 1994 and was promoted to chief executive in January 1994. He is known as one of Ireland’s wealthiest businessmen.
Did You Know?
RyanAir uses Boeing 737 on all their flights. According to Ryanair, they came up with this kind of strategy so they can offer cheaper fares to their passengers as well as ensure their safety onboard.
Boeing 737 was the world’s safest aircraft in 2015 with the rate of only one crash per 4.8 million flying hours, according to the data from Ascend London Insurance Consultancy.
Ryanair ranked 34 in the JACDEC Airline Safety Ranking 2016.
Awards and Nominations for Ryanair
Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2005
Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2003
Ryanair was also nominated for the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline (2014-2016), Europe’s Leading Airline (2007-2008), Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline (2006-2007, 2015-2016), World’s Leading Most Efficient Low-Cost Airline (2016), World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Website (2005-2006, 2014-2016), World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline App (2014-2016).
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To wrap it up
Ryanair offers quality service at a low price (if you read and follow the rules). The company aims to increase their fleet size in order to offer cheaper fares for their passengers. One more thing that you must REMEMBER and DO when flying with Ryanair is to CHECK-IN ONLINE a few hours or days before your scheduled flight.