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Average age of aircraft - 7.6 yrs, according to 05/05/19

Ryanair is reported to have the following aircraft fleet:
1 Boeing 737 700
431 Boeing 737 800

Ryanair is a no frills airline with it's headquarters in Dublin but main operating base at London Stansted airport.

The airline was founded in 1985 with a 15 Embraer Turboprop plane flying from Waterford to London Gatwick at a time when flights between Ireland and the UK were monopolised by Aer Lingus and British Airways, both government owned at the time.
In 1986, Ryanair started flying from Dublin to Luton, in direct competition with the two giants.

The airline developed quickly after Michael O'Leary took control in 1991, adopting the model of using only one type of aircraft (they now have over 350 Boeing 737's), achieving quick turnarounds, often at smaller regional airports keen to attract international flights.

Although still a no frills airline, Ryanair announced in 2014 that it aimed to be more family friendly.

In 2018, Ryanair carried over 130 million passengers, an 8% increase on the previous year.

UK and Ireland Departure airport for Ryanair

Aberdeen(Dyce)(ABZ), flying to: Portugal, Spain

Alicante-Elche(El Altet)(ALC), flying to: Spain

Barcelona(El Prat)(BCN), flying to: Spain

Belfast International(Aldergrove)(BFS), flying to: UK

Birmingham(BHX), flying to: Ireland

Birmingham(BHX), flying to: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden

Bournemouth(BOH), flying to: Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Bournemouth(BOH), flying to: Ireland

Bristol(BRS), flying to: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Bristol(BRS), flying to: Ireland

Cardiff(CWL), flying to: Portugal, Spain

Cardiff(CWL), flying to: Ireland

City of Derry(LDY), flying to: UK

Cork(ORK), flying to: France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Cork(ORK), flying to: UK

Dublin(DUB), flying to: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Dublin(DUB), flying to: Ireland, UK

East Midlands(EMA), flying to: France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Spain

East Midlands(EMA), flying to: Ireland, UK

Edinburgh(Turnhouse)(EDI), flying to: Ireland, UK

Edinburgh(Turnhouse)(EDI), flying to: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden

Exeter(EXT), flying to: Spain

Fuerteventura(FUE), flying to: Spain

Glasgow(GLA), flying to: Ireland

Glasgow(GLA), flying to: Belgium, Poland, Spain

Glasgow Prestwick(PIK), flying to: Portugal, Spain

Gran Canaria(Las Palmas)(LPA), flying to: Spain

Ibiza(IBZ), flying to: Spain

Ireland West(Knock)(NOC), flying to: UK

Ireland West(Knock)(NOC), flying to: Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain

Jerez(XRY), flying to: Spain

Kerry(Farranforce)(KIR), flying to: Germany, Portugal, Spain

Kerry(Farranforce)(KIR), flying to: Ireland, UK

Lanzarote(Arrecife)(ACE), flying to: Spain

Leeds-Bradford(LBA), flying to: Ireland

Leeds-Bradford(LBA), flying to: Croatia, France, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain

Liverpool(John Lennon)(LPL), flying to: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden

Liverpool(John Lennon)(LPL), flying to: Ireland

London Gatwick(LGW), flying to: Spain

London Gatwick(LGW), flying to: Ireland

London Luton(LTN), flying to: Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain

London Luton(LTN), flying to: Ireland

London Stansted(STN), flying to: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden

London Stansted(STN), flying to: Ireland, UK

Madrid-Barajas(Adolfo Suárez)(MAD), flying to: Spain

Mahon(Menorca)(MAH), flying to: Spain

Malaga(AGP), flying to: Spain

Manchester(MAN), flying to: Ireland, UK

Manchester(MAN), flying to: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden

Murcia International(Corvera)(RMU), flying to: Spain

Newcastle(NCL), flying to: Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Newcastle(NCL), flying to: Ireland

Newquay(NQY), flying to: Portugal, Spain

Newquay(NQY), flying to: Ireland, UK

Palma de Mallorca(PMI), flying to: Spain

Santander(Seve Ballesteros)(SDR), flying to: Spain

Santiago de Compostela(SCQ), flying to: Spain

Seville (Sevilla)(San Pablo)(SVQ), flying to: Spain

Shannon(SNN), flying to: France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Shannon(SNN), flying to: UK

Teesside(MME), flying to: Greece, Portugal, Spain

Tenerife North(TFN), flying to: Spain

Tenerife South(Reina Sofia)(TFS), flying to: Spain

Valencia(VLC), flying to: Spain

Valladolid(VLL), flying to: Spain

Vigo(Peinador)(VGO), flying to: Spain

Vitoria(VIT), flying to: Spain

Zaragoza(ZAZ), flying to: Spain

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News items relating to Ryanair

 12/05/20     Ryanair to Operate Nearly 1000 Flights per Day From July 1st
Ryanair has announced that it is preparing to operate 40% of its flights, which equates to nearly 1000 per day from July 1st. This will also mean that most of its route network wil...More

 30/03/20     Easyjet Grounds Entire Fleet and Ryanair Only Has 10% of Fleet Operational
Easyjet has announced today that is grounded its entire fleet of 331 aircraft and cannot give a date for recommencing flights due to the current coronavirus situation. Meanwhile...More

 22/03/17     Ryanair Website Out of Action for Upgrade
The Ryanair website is out of action this afternon, and is expected to remain out of action until the early hours of tomorrow morning, while the airline is updating the site. It i...More

 21/08/12     BAA To Sell London Stansted Airport and Ryanair is Interested
After being told to sell Stansted airport by the Competition Commision three years ago, it is understood that BAA have now decided to end their lengthy legal battle against that de...More

 06/02/12     Ryanair to Open New Base in Budapest Following the Demise of Malev
Ryanair has announced that from the 17th of February they are to set up a base 4 aircraft at the Hungary capital of Budapest, with 31 new routes flying from there. This announce...More

 21/03/11     Trapani Airport Closure Causes Ryanair Route Change
Trapani airport on the island of Sicily, Italy, has been closed to civilian aircraft (it also operates as a military airfield) for an indefinite period, causing Ryanair to fly to P...More

 26/01/11     Ryanair Re-introduce Manchester Routes
A year after Ryanair ceased flights from Manchester (escept for the Dublin route) after attempting to get landing fees reduced, new routes have now been announced. According to ...More

 07/09/09     Ryanair to Allow Passengers to Check in 2 Bags - at a Cost
Ryanir will, from 1st October, allow passengers to checkin upto to 2 bags, each limited to 15Kg, enabling a total of 30Kg of lugage on a trip. The costs if checked in on the Int...More

 17/08/09     Ryanair to close 9 Routes from Manchester
Ryanair has announced to day that it is to close 9 of it's 10 routes from Manchester airport, blaming the airports high charges, from 1st October. Ryanair had attempted to encou...More

 11/08/09     Ryanair to Launch Base at Leeds Bradford
Ryanair has announced that Leeds Bradford airport is to be it's 11th UK base when it bases two aircraft there and opens 14 new routes (on top of the current 3 routes)in March next ...More

 21/07/09     Ryanair Announce Drastic Cut in Winter Routes from Stansted
Ryanair have announced today that they are cutting their capacity at London Stansted airport this winter by 40%, taking 16 of the 40 aircraft currently based there to other bases i...More

 11/03/09     Ryanair to Have No Checkin Desks From 1st October
Ryanair announced yesterday that it will no longer use checkin desks at any airports after October the 1st this year, instead, requiring all passengers to checkin online and print ...More

 19/02/09     Ryanair Rolling out Mobile Phone Connectivity on Aircraft
Ryanair has become the first arline operating from Ireland or the UK to enable mobile phone use on flights. The service is currently only available on aircraft operating from Dubl...More

 15/01/09     Ryanair Plan 21New Routes with 5 New Aircraft
Ryanair have announced 21 new routes for the summer involving 5 new aircraft - 1 based at Alicante in Spain, 2 at Bristol, and 2 at Edinburgh. The routes are: City of Derry t...More

 18/11/08     Ryanair Announce 2 New Routes From Gatwick
Ryanair have announced that from the 18th December, they are to commence daily flights from London Gatwick to Alicante and Girona (north of Barcelona) in Spain. Although Ryanair...More

 06/11/08     Ryanair Launches it's Edinburgh Hub
Ryanair yesterday launched it's Edinburgh hub, basing two new Boeing 737's at the airport (after having been delayed by strikes at the Boeing factory in the USA). These new airc...More

 24/10/08     Ryanair to Close Base at Valencia, Spain
Ryanair has announced today that it is to close it's base at Valencia airport, serving Spain's 3rd largest city and the Costa de Azahar due to it's inability to get marketing suppo...More

 10/09/08     Ryanair Postpones Edinburgh Base Opening
Due to industrial action at the Boeing aircraft manufacturers, Ryanair will not have the new aircraft in time for their launch of new routes from Edinburgh. These were to commence...More

 05/06/08     Ryanair announce 40 new winter routes - 11 from the UK
Ryanair have today announced 11 new winter routes from the UK to the rest of Europe, as part of what they state is biggest ever expansion (a total of 40 new routes in Europe) Th...More

 30/05/08     Ryanair Announce 6 New Routes Starting End of October
Ryanair have announced 6 new routes from the UK to Europe starting at the end of October. They are: London Stansted to Zweibruck in western Germany. Bournemouth to Bergamo, near...More

 24/04/08     Ryanair Launch New Routes to France and Italy from Stansted
Ryanair are now selling tickets for their new route from London Stansted to Beziers in France which commences on 19th July, and the Stansted to Rimini Route which commences on the ...More

 12/02/08     Ryanair to Open New Base at Reus
Ryanair have announced that they are to base two new aircraft at Reus airport in Spain. Along with the current flights between Reus and Dublin, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Liverpool, Lond...More

 24/01/08     Ryanair Increase Airport Check-in and Baggage Fees
Ryanair announced yesterday that it is increasing checked-in baggage and airport check-in fees with immediate effect for all new bookings. For all bookings made from 23rd Jan o...More

 15/01/08     Ryanair Announce Big Expansion from Birmingham
Ryanair have announced that they intend to greatly increase the number of routes they fly from Birmingham airport. Amongst the new routes are the following destinations in Franc...More

 26/10/07     Ryanair announce more summer flights from Ireland
From March 2008, Ryanair are to commence flights from Dublin airport to Palma and Santander in Spain plus Zador in Croatia. Also in time for summer 2008, a new route from Shanno...More

 15/10/07     Ryanair announce 3 new routes to France form Bristol
Ryanair has announced three new routes to France to commence on the 28th May 2008. There will be three flights a week to Beziers on the south coast, Pau, in the foothills of the Py...More

 09/08/07     Ryanair list more Ski routes this winter
Ryanair have increased the number of routes to ski destinations for this year with a total of 56 routes to destinations including Grenoble in France, Turin Milan and Verona in Ital...More

 27/06/07     EU Commission block proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by Ryanair
It has been leaked that the EU Commission is to block the proposed take over of Aer Lingus by Ryanair. The budget airline Ryanair held a press conference yesterday in which they o...More

 25/05/07     Ryanair announce 13 new routes from Bristol for the winter
The low cost ariline, Ryanair have announced that they are to establish a new base at Bristol with 13 new routes fromthe westcountry airport to challenge Easyjet. Flights to Brati...More

 23/05/07     Ryanair announce East Midlands to Budapest route for autumn
Ryanair have announced that they are to start 4 flights per week from East Midlands Airport to Budapest Ferihegy airport, commencing on 31/10/07...More

 07/02/07     Ryanair announce 2 more destinations from Liverpool
Ryanair will start flying 3 times per week from Liverpool to Palma de Mallorca from March 27th and Liverpool to Alicante on April 19th. This will give a total of 9 Spanish desti...More

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