Ryanair wants to grow its share of the central European country’s market to between 15 per cent and 20 per cent from its current 4 per cent by 2019. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Ryanair is stepping up its efforts to lure more German fliers by establishing a new base in Berlin.The Irish airline wants to grow its share of the ce(...)

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer: airline operator’s certificate would open up  new markets in the region such as Israel, Turkey and possibly parts of the Middle East.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ryanair plans to continue with its plans to expand in Cyprus even though the national airline for which it was bidding has been grounded. The Irish a(...)

 Michael O’Leary, chief exepective of Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, speaks at a press conference at Hahn Airport in Lautzenhausen, Germany. Photograph: Thomas Frey/EPA

Ryanair expects a ruling shortly on its challenge to a UK regulator’s attempts to force it to cut its stake in Aer Lingus to 5 per cent from 29.8 per (...)

Aer Lingus’s actual operations are likely to have delivered a profit of more than €60 million in 2014. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

The year ended with most in the aviation industry expecting International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to make another attempt to buy Aer Lingus (...)

Ryanair is likely to go seek injunctions in the Irish courts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ryanair is likely to ask the courts to order a number of websites to stop reselling its tickets following a ruling yesterday.The airline is challengin(...)

Ryanair welcomed the Supremt Court’s decision Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A Ryanair legal case against screenscrapers which re-sell its flights on their own websites will be heard in the Republic following a Supreme Court ru(...)

Michael O’Leary: Since last year’s agm, Ryanair has beefed up customer service as part of a strategy aimed at attracting more passengers

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary yesterday defended the airline’s board against criticism at the company’s annual general meeting that long ser(...)

Participants in the bud:runway run, a 12km race around Budapest airport. Aer Lingus took the team event and cost manager Robert Murphy won the individual prize

Christoph Mueller, the outgoing Aer Lingus chief executive, bounced into The Irish Times newsroom this week for his interview on our weekly business p(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: could he be looking to take on the big beasts of the Gulf . Photograph: Eric Luke

Ryanair could find itself the owner of a small national airline that is not Aer Lingus. It is Cyprus Airways, a struggling carrier that has been leaki(...)

Cyprus Airways  is 93% state-owned but the government, which is still struggling from the collapse of the country’s banking system in 2012, is seeking to offload it. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Bloomberg

Ryanair is likely to offer just a “nominal sum” for loss-making Cyprus Airways, which it is eyeing as a potential foothold in the eastern Mediterrane(...)