RyanAir.com is Europe's low-fare airline
Ryanair was Europe’s original low fares airline and is still Europe’s largest low fares carrier. In the current year Ryanair will carry over 35m. passengers on 344 low fare routes across 22 European countries. We have 16 European bases and a fleet of over 100 brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with firm orders for a further 125 new aircraft, which will be delivered over the next seven years. These additional aircraft will allow Ryanair to double in size to over 70m. passengers p.a. by 2012. Ryanair currently employs a team of 2,700 people, comprising over 25 different nationalities.
Ryanair is set up by the Ryan family with a share capital of just £1, and a staff of 25. We launch our first route in July with daily flights on a 15-seater Bandeirante aircraft, operating daily from Waterford in the southeast of Ireland to London Gatwick. Ryanair’s first cabin crew recruits must be less than 5ft. 2ins. tall in order to be able to operate in the tiny cabin of the aircraft!!
Ryanair obtains permission from the regulatory authorities to challenge the British Airways and Aer Lingus’ high fare duopoly on the Dublin-London route. Services are launched with two (46-seater) turbo prop BAE748 aircraft. The first flights operate in May from Dublin to London Luton. The launch fare of £99 return is less than half the price of the BA/Aer Lingus lowest return fare of £209. Both British Airways and Aer Lingus slash their high prices in response to Ryanair’s. Ryanair starts the first fare war in Europe. With two routes in operation, Ryanair carries 82,000 passengers in its first full year in operation.
- Ryanair HQ,
- Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Ireland 0818 30 30 30 / 01 2497791 National rate
Great Britain 0871 246 0000 10p per minute
Germany 0900 116 0500 - Festnetzpreis 62c per minute mobile charges vary
Austria 0900 210 240 61c per minute
France 0892 232 375 34c per minute
Belgium 0902 88 007 - French speaking 74c per minute
Belgium 0902 88 009 - Dutch speaking 74c per minute
The Netherlands 0900 20 22 184 45c per minute
Italy 899 67 89 10 - Per sbloccare clicca qui 80c per minute
Spain 807 220 999 - English speaking 67c per minute
Sweden 0900 2020240 - English speaking 4 SEK per minute
Switzerland 0900 808 001 - German speaking 0.64 CHF per minute
Norway 820 00 720 - English speaking 4.03 NOK per minute
Finland 0600 16010 - English speaking 50c per minute
Poland 0300 303033 2.06 PLN per minute
Rest of the World +353 1 249 7791 - English speaking