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Ryanair to face down IALPA threatened strike

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-DLB (msn 33584) (Comunitat Valenciana) NTE (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 922260.

Ryanair has issued this statement:

Ryanair has received the attached notice from the Aer Lingus pilots union IALPA of a 24 hour strike “by pilots directly employed by Ryanair” on December 20, 2017.

Ryanair welcomes this notice which conclusively proves that it is about union recognition for the Aer Lingus pilots union IALPA and not about pay and conditions for Ryanair pilots who in Dublin can earn between €150,000 to €190,000 p.a. for working a 5 on/4 off roster (a double bank holiday weekend every week), and have been offered a 20% pay increase (at a time when IALPA are recommending a 3% increase to Aer Lingus pilots).

Ryanair will deal with any such disruptions if, or when they arise, and we apologize sincerely to customers for any upset or worry this threatened action by less than 28% of our Dublin pilots may cause them over the coming days.

Ryanair is surprised that IALPA has threatened to disrupt Christmas week travel when IALPA’s own numbers confirm that it has the support of less than 28% of Ryanair’s over 300 Dublin pilots and when Ryanair’s Belfast, Cork and Shannon bases have already agreed these 20% pay deals. While some disruption may occur, Ryanair believes this will largely be confined to a small group of pilots who are working their notice and will shortly leave Ryanair, so they don’t care how much upset they cause colleagues or customers.

Ryanair has already confirmed that any Dublin pilots who participate in this industrial action will be in breach of the Dublin pilots base agreement and they will lose those agreed benefits which arise from dealing directly with Ryanair, including the 5 on/4 off rosters, certain pay benefits and promotion opportunities until such time as they chose to return to the 25 year established practice of dealing directly with Ryanair.

Like any group of workers, Ryanair’s very well paid pilots are free to join unions, but like every other multinational, Ryanair is also free – under both Irish and EU law – to decline to engage with (competitor pilot) unions. Ryanair will not recognize an Aer Lingus pilot union, no matter how often or how long this tiny minority (earning between €150,000 to €190,000 p.a.) try to disrupt our flights or our customers plans during Christmas week.

Copyright Photo: Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-DLB (msn 33584) (Comunitat Valenciana) NTE (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 922260.

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Ryanair wants to base nine Boeing 737-800s at Berlin Tegel

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-EXE (msn 40321) TFS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 923310.

Ryanair, according to Reuters, has applied for slots in order to base nine Boeing 737-800s at Berlin (Tegel) in order to compete with easyJet. This is in addition to the nine aircraft Ryanair has based at Berlin (Schoenefeld).

Copyright Photo: Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-EXE (msn 40321) TFS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 923310.

Ryanair orders 10 additional Boeing 737 MAXs

Boeing and Ryanair finalized an order for 10 additional 737 MAXs at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order is valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices.

The Irish low-cost carrier now has 110 unfilled orders with 100 options for the higher capacity 737 MAX 8, as well as 65 Next-Generation 737-800s.

Ryanair is an all-Boeing operator and launched the higher capacity 737 MAX 8 in late 2014 with an order for 100 airplanes. The airplane will provide Ryanair with 197 seats, increasing revenue potential and providing airlines like Ryanair with up to 16 percent better fuel efficiency per seat than today’s most efficient single-aisle airplanes.

Ryanair carried 120 million passengers last year with 1,800 daily flights to more than 200 destinations. The Dublin based carrier is the largest 737-800 customer in the world and the largest Boeing operator in Europe. In March this year Ryanair took delivery of its 450thNext-Generation 737-800 and with today’s announcement has ordered a total of more than 640 airplanes from Boeing.

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Ryanair takes delivery of the 450th Next-Generation Boeing 737-800

Ryanair's 450th Boeing 737-800

Ryanair and Boeing on March 20, 2017 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 450th Next-Generation 737-800. This significant milestone has been reached in less than two decades, with the Irish low-cost carrier taking an average delivery of 25 737-800s per year since 1999.

With more than 80 unfilled orders for Next-Generation 737-800s, Ryanair is also the launch customer for the 737 MAX 200, with 100 unfilled orders. The 737 MAX 200 can accommodate up to 200 seats, increasing revenue potential and providing airlines with up to 20 percent better fuel efficiency per seat than today’s most efficient single-aisle airplanes.

Ryanair carried 119 million passengers last year with 1,800 daily flights to more than 200 destinations. The Dublin based carrier is the largest 737-800 customer in the world and the largest Boeing operator in Europe.

The pictured EI-FZF arrived at the Dublin base on March 21, 2017 after a nonstop flight from the Seattle area. EI-FZF does not carry any special markings.

Copyright Photo: Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-FZF (msn 44779) DUB (Michael Kelly). Image: 937323.

Jeju Air acquires another Boeing 737-800 from Ryanair

Jeju Air Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-EFR (msn 37541) DUB (Michael Kelly). Image: 936267.

The pictured Jeju Air Boeing 737-800 was formerly operated by Ryanair as EI-EFR. It is seen arriving at Dublin on December 23, 2016 from Bournemouth in the UK where it was painted into the Jeju Air livery. The airframe will be delivered to the South Korean carrier in January 2017.

Copyright Photo: Jeju Air Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-EFR (msn 37541) DUB (Michael Kelly). Image: 936267.

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Ryanair to open its 77th base at Belfast International, starts “honoring” some of its passengers

"Honoring" passenger Nelly Langedijk from the Netherlands

Ryanair (Dublin) on January 7 announced it will open a new base at Belfast International Airport, starting in March, with one based aircraft and a four daily flights to London (Gatwick). The base will grow to three aircraft and five more new routes from October 2016. Belfast is the 77th base for the ultra low-fare carrier.

Copyright Photo: Michael Kelly/AirlinersGallery.com. Ryanair has initiated a campaign “honoring” some of their passengers by displaying their image on some aircraft. In this image, passenger ” Nelly Langedijk ” from the Netherlands is featured on the nose of Boeing 737-8AS EI-DAH (msn 33546) pictured at the Dublin base.

Ryanair issued this statement on the “30 Names 30 Planes” program:

“On July 8, 2015 to celebrate its new Facebook account and 30th birthday, Ryanair launched a ’30 Names 30 Planes’ competition, offering 30 fans the chance to have their name and face pictured on one of 30 Ryanair aircraft. Entry was through the Ryanair Facebook page, where fans uploaded their photo and downloaded a CGI video of their own Ryanair aircraft bearing their name and face. After over 80,000 entries the 30 lucky winners were announced in October 2015.”

According to Ryanair, the first decals were fitted in the first week of December 2015 and the decals will be fitted for up to six months.

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Ryanair takes direct delivery of the 375th Boeing 737-800

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Ryanair (Dublin) celebrated the Irish low-cost carrier’s 375th direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800. Ryanair is the largest Next Generation 737-800 customer in the world having ordered more than 530 of the airplane type.

The Dublin based airline is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary of operations since its first flight in 1985. Today, Ryanair is the largest all-Boeing operator in Europe.