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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded28 November 1984
Commenced operations8 July 1985
Fleet size526
Parent companyRyanair Holdings plc
Employees19,000 (2022)

Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline. It was started in 1985. It is based in Dublin Airport and London Stansted Airport. Ryanair goes to 165 cities. These are mostly across Europe. Ryanair has a fleet of 505 Boeing 737 aircraft.[1]

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Ryanair was founded in 1985 by Irish businessman Tony Ryan. It carried 82000 passengers in its first year of operations.[2]

In 1998 the airline ordered 45 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This order was followed up in 2001 with additional order for 155 737s.[3]

In 2013 Ryanair announced that it would be introducing a number of customer service improvements in the coming months in an attempt to improve its image.

Ryanair announced in 2018 that it would be buying Austrian low-cost airline Laudamotion from motor-racing champion Niki Lauda. The airline was subsequently renamed Lauda. Lauda was shut down in late 2020, with the business's assets being transferred to the Malta based company Lauda Europe.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Ryanair Fleet".
  2. Aldous, Richard (2013-08-30). Tony Ryan: Ireland's Aviator. Gill & Macmillan Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7171-5783-9.
  3. "Ryanair in Boeing spending spree". 2002-01-24. Retrieved 2022-10-30.
  4. "Lauda on ch-aviation". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2022-10-30.

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