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Ryanair announces a new base at Stockholm Arlanda

Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-800 WL SP-RSB (msn 44832) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946053.

Ryanair has announced a new base opening in Stockholm Arlanda with two based aircraft, 89 departing flights per week, and 21 new routes to a host of international destinations across Europe from October 2021.

  • 21 new routes to 15 countries including Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and UK.
  • International connections to winter sun destinations such as Alicante, Malaga and Thessaloniki, city breaks to the likes of London, Milan and Vienna and domestic connections to Malmo and Gothenburg.

Top Copyright photo: Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-800 WL SP-RSB (msn 44832) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946053.


Ryanair Sun to be rebranded as Buzz

Will become Buzz (2nd)

Ryanair still holds the rights to Buzz name and brand.

The first Buzz (below) was a British low-cost airline operating flights within Europe. It operated from 2000 until 2004 as a subsidiary of KLM and at the end, Ryanair.

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2003

Above Copyright Photo: Buzz (1st) Boeing 737-3Q8 G-BZZF (msn 26311) STN (Pedro Pics). Image: 922485.

Ryanair acquired the assets of Buzz including the London Stansted airport slots and 8 Boeing 737-200 and 10 BAe 146-300 aircraft.

Ryanair restarted Buzz as a wholly owned subsidiary called Buzz Stansted.

In September 2004, Ryanair decided to close down Buzz Stansted and all operations were halted on October 31, 2004.

On April 23, 2018 Ryanair started a new subsidiary called Ryanair Sun in Poland. The aircraft carry Polish registrations (top) but do not display the Sun name on the aircraft.

Now Ryanair has decided to resurrect the Buzz brand and will rebrand Ryanair Sun as Buzz (2nd) (below).

Artist Rendition Image via Michael Kelly.

Top Copyright Photo: Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-800 WL SP-RSR (msn 44799) DUB (Michael Kelly). Image: 945979.


Ryanair to cut Dublin based fleet by 20% from 30 to 24 aircraft for Winter 2018

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-FRL (msn 44741) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 940739.

Ryanair’s Board on July 25 approved a plan to cut its Dublin based fleet from 30 to (at most) 24 aircraft for the winter 2018 season.

These reductions have been driven by the rapid growth of Ryanair’s Polish charter airline, which is growing profitably in 2018, allied to a down turn in forward bookings and airfares in Ireland partly as a result of recent rolling strikes by Irish pilots, which has had a negative effect on (close-in) high fare bookings and forward air fares as consumer confidence in the reliability of our Irish flight schedules has been disturbed.

Ryanair’s Polish airline, Ryanair Sun, will now offer over 10 aircraft to Polish tour operators, more than double the 5 aircraft offered in Summer 2018. We expect few route closures from Dublin, although some routes may suffer frequency reductions.

In the light of these Dublin base cuts, Ryanair has today issued letters of (90 days) protective notice to over 100 pilots and over 200 cabin crew employees, whose services may not be required from October 28, 2018 onwards, due to this 20% reduction in the Dublin fleet this winter.

Ryanair will now begin the consultations with its people on redundancy, which, if redundancies are necessary, will be determined by Ryanair’s assessment of flight performance, productivity, attendances, and base transfer requests. Ryanair will be offering transfers to Poland (and possibly some other bases) to these Dublin based pilots and cabin crew employees for Winter 2018 in order to minimise any redundancies.

Ryanair’s COO Peter Bellew said:

“We regret these base aircraft reductions at Dublin for Winter 2018, but the Board has decided to allocate more aircraft to those markets where we are enjoying strong growth (such as Poland), and this will result in some aircraft reductions and job cuts in country markets where business has weakened, or forward bookings are being damaged by rolling strikes by Irish pilots. Ryanair operates a fleet of over 450 aircraft from 87 bases across Europe. We can only do so if we continue to offer low fares, reliable flight services to our customers, and if our reputation for reliability or forward bookings is affected, then base and potential job cuts such as these at Dublin are a deeply regretted consequence”.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Ryanair): Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-FRL (msn 44741) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 940739.

Ryanair aircraft slide show:

Ryanair Sun is now flying

Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-8AS WL SP-RSA (msn 44686) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941972.

Ryanair Sun, a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group, is now up and flying. The new airline will be flying Polish charter passangers around Europe this summer. 
The first Boeing 737-800 is the pictured 737-8AS SP-RSA (msn 44686), formerly EI-FEE. 
Operations commenced on April 26, 2018 with a Poznan-Zakynthos flight.
Copyright Photo: Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-8AS WL SP-RSA (msn 44686) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941972.

Ryanair Sun takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800

Ryanair Sun is a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group. The new airline took delivery of its first Boeing 737-8AS (SP-RSA, msn 44686, ex EI-FEE) on March 29.

The new Polish charter airline is planning to commence operations at the end of April for the summer of 2018.

With an initial fleet of five Boeing 737-800 aircraft and bases in Warsaw Chopin, Poznan, Katowice and Wroclaw, Ryanair Sun will operate for Polish tour operators.