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If you pay £6 to go to Prague on RyanAir, what do you expect?

Jim Armitage: Equine abuse from Ryanair's O'Leary

Outlook The hospital operators were predictably squealing about the Competition Commission's report. Thankfully, however, they did not resort to the kind of abuse Michael O'Leary spat out following the regulator's assessment of his bullyboy tactics on rival Aer Lingus. The commission's Simon Polito and Roger Davis had presided over a "corrupt and politically biased charade", he claimed.

A lost age of flying with glamour

When did you last go on a plane journey that wasn’t completely full?

Ryanair pilot sacked for questioning airline’s safety record in TV interview

Ryanair has dismissed one of its senior pilots for questioning the airline’s safety record in a television interview. John Goss, who worked for the airline for 27 years and was a former flight safety officer, appeared on Channel 4’s Dispatches programme claiming that the budget airline compiled league tables of captains who used the most fuel.

Ryanair said the airline was happy with the instructions it gave it pilots on fuel levels

Exclusive: Safety warning as budget airlines such as Ryanair cut fuel levels for flights

Debate sparked as Ryanair insists fuel levels set by pilots are safe

Don’t knock Ryanair – it’s created a revolution in air travel that we should all be celebrating

It’s the airline that everyone loves to complain about, but here’s why it’s my favourite

Chief Executive of Ryanair Michael O'Leary

Once again, changing what passengers do: I'll price luggage out of the hold, says Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary

He wants to halve number of passengers checking in bags and says making passengers pay for cabin baggage is also a possibility

Do watchdogs have  the stomach to take on the likes of Deloitte?

Outlook: Accountancy’s Big Four have the financial clout and the wherewithal to fight their regulator

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 24 July 2013

Swatch clocks up rise in profits

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Ryanair to create over 3,000 jobs after spending £10bn on planes

Low-fare airline Ryanair confirmed today it would be buying around £10 billion-worth of new planes in a move that will create more than 3,000 jobs.

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From cities at twilight to the Grachtenfestival

With thousands of British travellers still stranded after this week’s French airspace shut-down, and further airport strikes causing disruption today, Europe’s biggest airline has warned that passengers face a summer of discontent

Air passengers face summer of discontent warns Europe’s biggest airline

With thousands of British travellers still stranded after this week’s French airspace shut-down, and further airport strikes causing disruption today, Europe’s biggest airline has warned that passengers face a summer of discontent.

Pilots have been warned that wearing the banned logo will be treated as a disciplinary offence

Pilots wear 'union' logo in defiance of Ryanair bosses

Ryanair is facing a campaign of Soviet dissident-style resistance from a group of its pilots in protest at the budget airline’s “draconian” management style.

Business week in review

In profit...

Ryanair attacked a plan to force carriers to switch passengers to other airlines after a 12-hour delay

Ryanair lashes out over threat of forced Aer Lingus stake sale

Ryanair could be forced to sell its entire stake in Aer Lingus after regulators today said the holding could damage competition on fares and routes.

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Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

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