Ryanair’s current pay offer for its pilots would see a pay rise of up to €22,000 for captains and up to €11,000 for first officers depending on where they are based. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Ryanair is piling the pressure on pilots to accept its pay offer as the low-cost airline fights to overcome a crisis over the cancellation of more tha(...)

Last week Ryanair  said it would implement measures to ensure affected passengers were fully aware of their ‘rights and entitlements’. Photograph:: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Belgium is to bring an action against Ryanair and its deputy prime minister has accused it of a “lack of professional conscience”. The Belgian author(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary  has been accused of insulting the Oireachtas transport committee by failing to attend a hearing over the flights cancellation controversy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary was strongly criticised at an Oireachtas transport committee hearing on Wednesday for failing to attend the me(...)

Founded 50 years ago by the Swiss-Italian Mantegazza family, Monarch   started with just two planes flying out of Luton airport. Photograph: Getty Images

It wasn’t exactly Dunkirk, but the 165 passengers who touched down at Gatwick airport on Monday were the first contingent of Britain’s biggest ever pe(...)

Two grounded Monarch aircraft at Luton airport after the airline ceased trading. Photograph: Mary Turner/Reuters

The failure of British airline Monarch should serve as a wake-up call on those regulating the Irish travel industry, a leading figure in the sector ha(...)

Despite Ryanair’s history of in-flight scratch cards, alcohol and calendars featuring scantily clad female staff,  Inspire – which invests in “companies that are blessings” – approves of the airline. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ryanair’s reputation has taken a battering lately. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority accuses it of “persistently misleading passengers” regarding rece(...)

A note on the cessation of operation of Monarch Airlines flights is shown at Gatwick Airport, London.

UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday Britain’s Monarch Airlines ceased operations with immediate effect, leaving 110,000 customers stra(...)

A Ryanair spokesman said the airline ‘tries to accommodate such reasonable rerouting requests using a guideline (only) of three-times the original airfare’. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Ryanair has been accused of “plucking figures out of the air” over its insistence that passengers caught up in its widespread flight cancellations can(...)

Monarch Airlines is facing renewed financial pressures, following a last-minute rescue last year. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

UK regulators have 10 aircraft ready to pick up Monarch Airlines holidaymakers if the low-cost carrier halts flights, according to media reports. Two(...)

Ryanair’s photo opportunity with its new recruits followed a period of intense scrutiny of the airline’s treatment of its pilots.

“Nothing to see here – move along folks,” was the message from the Ryanair public relations machine this week as it pinned an image of 20 smiling new (...)

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