34 Years Of Low Cost Flights – How Ryanair Built An Empire

Ryanair is like Marmite. Some people love it, and others hate it. However, did you know that Ryanair this week celebrated their 34th birthday? Simple Flying takes a look at the airline’s history from humble beginnings to a European empire. Humble beginnings Although Ryanair was founded in November 1984, it didn’t take its first flight until the 8th July 1985. The story of how the airline came to be named isn’t particularly exciting, as it simply stems from the name of airline’s founders, the Ryan family. Using a 15-seater Embraer Bandeirante, …

Airlines Are Continuing To Suffer From Boeing 737 MAX Grounding

Since the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX series earlier this year, airlines that have relied heavily on the type have struggled to replace capacity, fulfill routes and even maintain a profit. As there is no end in sight for the Boeing 737 MAX problems, many airlines are facing troubling financial results well into next year. What are the details? According to various sources, many airlines have had to increase their losses estimate or issue profit warnings due to the Boeing 737 MAX groundings. These airlines are affected either by…