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  • Ryanair-Lauda

    Ryanair chief keener on organic growth than ‘pain in the arse’ acquisitions


    Ryanair is likely to focus on organic growth in the coming years, having found its acquisitions to be “a pain in the arse”, according to group chief executive Michael O’Leary

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    Ryanair retains Lauda A320 leases as renewal options dry up


    Ryanair has opted to retain Airbus A320s operated by its Austrian division Lauda Europe, having been unable to reach agreement on a new Boeing 737 deal. It will extend leases on “most” of the leases on Lauda A320s by up to four years – taking them to 2028. Ryanair says ...

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    Simulated evacuation must adapt to bag-retrieval menace: inquiry


    UK investigators believe evacuation simulations for aircraft certification are inadequate, and should be adapted to provide a more realistic model of passenger behaviour, particularly regarding retrieval of cabin baggage. Obstruction of evacuation routes by passengers’ stopping to collect personal belongings has long been a concern of safety regulators, and ...

  • Lauda A320

    Unnecessary A320 evacuation risked passengers’ being injured by engines


    Passengers risked being sucked into the operating engine of a Lauda Airbus A320 after commencing an unnecessary evacuation of the aircraft at London Stansted, investigators have determined. The aircraft (OE-LOA) suffered a contained failure of its left-hand CFM International CFM56 powerplant during the take-off roll on 1 March last ...

  • Lauda Airbus A320

    Lauda outlines restructuring under ‘survival plan’


    Lauda’s Austrian arm is being repositioned as a wet-lease carrier and the Ryanair subsidiary is ending the employment of crew members who did not support a new collective labour agreement, as part of a “survival plan” to secure operations in Vienna.

  • Lauda Airbus A320

    Ryanair unit Lauda reverses closure of Vienna base


    Ryanair-owned Lauda has cancelled plans to close its Vienna base after the majority of pilots and cabin crew backed a new collective labour agreement.

  • Lauda Airbus A320

    Ryanair to close Lauda’s Vienna base on 29 May


    Ryanair Group has followed through on its threat to close Lauda’s Vienna base after failing to reach an agreement on cost reductions.

  • Lauda A320

    Ryanair threatens closure of Lauda’s Vienna base


    Ryanair Group is warning that it will close the Lauda Airbus A320 base at Vienna at the end of the month if there is no agreement on cost reductions. It says the Lauda division “underperformed” during the fiscal year to 31 March 2020 as a result of competition from ...

  • Lauda Airbus A320

    Lauda halts all flights until 8 April


    Ryanair ’s Austrian subsidiary Lauda has suspended all flights until 8 April. The Vienna-based airline has been serving more than 100 destinations across some 30 European countries and has stations in German cities Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Spanish island Majorca, and Croatian city Zadar . Source: ...

  • News

    Ryanair tightens full-year profit range outlook


    Budget carrier Ryanair is expecting a slight improvement to the fare situation over the second half, while other contributing elements have led the airline to narrow its full-year net profit forecast to €800-900 million ($890 million to $1 billion).

  • News

    Vienna airport expects LCC consolidation


    Vienna International airport has seen a boom in low-cost carriers after the collapse of Air Berlin and its local unit Niki in 2017, but its chief operating officer expects that some form of consolidation will occur soon.

  • News

    Ryanair in talks with lessors to introduce ex-Thomas Cook A320s


    Ryanair is negotiating with leasing companies affected by Thomas Cook’s demise to take over several Airbus jets for use by its Austrian subsidiary Lauda.

  • Eddie Wilson Ryanair

    Ryanair rejects usual pipeline in choice of new CEO


    Ryanair’s appointment of chief people officer Eddie Wilson as the mainline carrier’s new chief executive marks a departure from the usual pipeline of airline leaders.

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    ANALYSIS: Low-cost carriers vie for dominance at Vienna


    At the beginning of 2018, Vienna International airport could count itself among a select group of European hubs that had remained largely unaffected by the low-cost carriers' onward march.

  • News

    Austrian plans Vienna fightback


    Austrian Airlines has committed to "fighting back" against low-cost rivals at Vienna airport by strengthening its European route network, in particular increasing frequencies to Germany.

  • News

    ​O'Leary would like woman to lead Ryanair mainline


    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary would like a woman to take over as head of the group's mainline operation, although his preference for an internal candidate appears to limit his options in this regard.

  • News

    Laudamotion to double size of Majorca base


    Laudamotion will double the number of Airbus A320s it has based at Majorca from two to four this summer as competitors reduce their presence on the Spanish island.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Ryanair matures with IAG-style structure


    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Ryanair's decision to emulate the IAG group structure is perhaps an admission by the great disruptor of European air travel that it can learn from its rival when it comes to effectively managing an increasingly complex business.

  • News

    Ryanair takes full control of Laudamotion


    Irish carrier Ryanair has taken full control of Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion​ and outlined plans to increase the unit's fleet to 30 aircraft for the summer 2020.

  • News

    Niki Lauda's 2009 interview with Flight Daily News


    Ahead of the 2009 Paris air show, Flight Daily News conducted this Q&A with Niki Lauda