Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair base’

Ryanair biggest airline in Hungary, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia; close second in Belgium, Ireland and Italy

Ryanair biggest airline in Hungary, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia; close second in Belgium, Ireland and Italy

Arguably Europe’s most European airlines with aircraft and crews based in 12 different countries, Ryanair is also the leading airline in several unexpected markets. In which country markets is it #1 and what share of the total market does it have? In which EU country does it have more than 50% of the market?

Bologna serves almost 6 million passengers thanks to Ryanair; Aeroflot latest new flag carrier

Bologna serves almost 6 million passengers thanks to Ryanair; Aeroflot latest new flag carrier

Bologna’s traffic has boomed since Ryanair established a base in 2009, but which other airlines serve the northern Italian airport? Which is the airport’s biggest country market, and which market is growing the fastest? And which are the four new airlines to have launched flights to the airport in the last year?

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London’s third busiest airport (and the UK’s fourth) is still growing its range of destinations even as passenger numbers continue to fall. Just how dominant is Ryanair at Stansted these days and when did easyJet last launch a new route from the airport?


Ryanair selects Paphos in Cyprus as 50th base; two aircraft to serve 14 destinations, Greece and Italy targeted

Ryanair selects Paphos in Cyprus as 50th base; two aircraft to serve 14 destinations, Greece and Italy targeted

A major milestone is reached by Ryanair with the announcement of its 50th base. And unusually the new base is also a new airport for the airline. What frequencies will be offered on each route and which two country markets account for half of the routes? What indirect competition will there be from Cyprus’ other […]

Ryanair makes Palma de Mallorca a base; will increase route network from 30 to 47 routes next summer

Ryanair makes Palma de Mallorca a base; will increase route network from 30 to 47 routes next summer

Last week we reported on airberlin’s reduction in Palma services this winter, now Ryanair announces major expansion at the airport for next summer. On which new Ryanair routes will the airline compete with airberlin head-to-head? Which are the only destinations Ryanair currently offers year round from the airport? And where is the focus of Ryanair’s […]

Ryanair builds up Danish presence with new base in Billund

Ryanair builds up Danish presence with new base in Billund

Michael O’Leary dressed as a Lego brick? Well, what did you expect when Ryanair announced that it would station two aircraft at the Danish airport next March? But how many additional flights will Ryanair be offering with these new aircraft? And which seven destinations has Ryanair previously operated and then abandoned from the airport?


BAD mistake in Ryanair half-year results

BAD mistake in Ryanair half-year results

Here’s a curious one. When Michael O’Leary presented Ryanair’s impressive 20% half year profit jump, he also showcased future developments including a new two aircraft base at “BAD” opening next March. BAD is the IATA three-letter code for Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana – the base of the US Air Force 2nd Bomb Wing and […]

Ryanair surprises with new base in Germany; Baden-Baden becomes 4th German base and 47th in all despite tax issues

Ryanair surprises with new base in Germany; Baden-Baden becomes 4th German base and 47th in all despite tax issues

Two new bases in two weeks? And this one’s in Germany! When did Ryanair first start serving this airport close to the French border (and why), and how many routes has it opened since then? How many are still operating and at what frequencies? Which new routes are being added next summer?

Ryanair finally announces first Polish base in Wrocław and negotiates for major Modlin/Warsaw announcement

Ryanair finally announces first Polish base in Wrocław and negotiates for major Modlin/Warsaw announcement

This week Ryanair finally announced its first base in Poland, but what percentage of the Polish market does it already have, how many Polish airports does it operate from (and with how many flights to how many airports), and what has been the airline’s history at Wroclaw airport?


Manchester persuades Ryanair to open base, and then recruits its Director of New Route Development!

Manchester persuades Ryanair to open base, and then recruits its Director of New Route Development!

The UK’s busiest airport outside of London has had an up-and-down last 10 years. easyJet has been growing fast since 2008 and Ryanair is about to open a base with 20 new routes. But which are the leading airlines, and which LCC is returning this winter after a four year absence? And which other carriers […]

Ryanair's Frankfurt Hahn base shrinking gradually; average weekly frequency of routes plummets 60% since 2003

Ryanair’s Frankfurt Hahn base shrinking gradually; average weekly frequency of routes plummets 60% since 2003

Hahn is Ryanair’s second oldest base in mainland Europe (after Charleroi) and it has launched over 80 routes from the German airport. But when did it reach its peak? How quickly is it shrinking and which new routes (all to the same country) began this summer? Which routes are served this summer and at what […]

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

For five years Ryanair operated now more than two routes from Scotland’s biggest airports, but since 2006 it has served, at one time or other, 50 destinations. But which routes is it operating this summer and which have fallen by the wayside? And on which routes does it compete head-to-head with other LCCs?