A Ryanair check-in counter at  Dublin Airport. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/  New York Times

The money Ryanair makes from the extra charges it imposes on everything from a guaranteed seat to checked-in bags to boarding a plane slightly faster (...)

Ryanair let the union genie out of the bottle shortly before Christmas when it was facing strike threats from Ialpa, VC and their Italian counterpart Anpac among others. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A year ago the prospect of a strike at Ryanair would have been unthinkable. It remained steadfastly non-union, a significant exception to its peers in(...)

The US Federal Aviation Administration said it is set to issue new guidelines to inspect jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of nearly 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved i(...)

A Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ryanair has confirmed that all 70 of its aircraft with the same engine as the Southwest Airlines flight that recently suffered from disastrous engine (...)

Marty Martinez (left) and other passengers after a jet engine blew out on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 plane they was flying in from New York to Dallas on Tuesday,  resulting in the death of a woman who was nearly sucked from a window. Photograph: Marty Martinez via AP

Tens of thousands of feet above the Earth, the passengers clasped hands with strangers, prayed together and got ready to die. Moments earlier on Tues(...)

A 15-month low: B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported annual profits tumbling more than 10 per cent and warned of an “uncertain” UK outlook after a recent hit to sales. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Shares slid on Wednesday as trade war fears dented investors’ confidence and the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25 per cent. DUBLIN F(...)

Ryanair’s share price closed down 2.1% at €14.61 in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Ryanair has agreed to release pilots’ representatives from their duties today to allow them take part in its first meeting with their trade union Impa(...)

Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association president Capt Jon Weaks and Allied Pilots’ Association president Capt Dan Carey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Capt Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) and Capt Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots’ Association (APA)(...)

The stand-off between pilots and Ryanair management has simmered since the airline was forced to cancel more than 20,000 flights. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The leader of the pilots’ union at the US airline on which Ryanair reputedly modelled itself will meet the Irish carriers’ fliers later this week. A (...)

Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, with Capt Alan McNulty  and Andy O’Shea, head of pilot training, in a flight simulator. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pilots at Ryanair got a boost in their bid to unionise from counterparts at Southwest Airlines, the US carrier that provided a blueprint for Europe’s (...)

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