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Ryanair demands meeting

The Irish airline Ryanair said it would pursue Aer Lingus directors for a breach of company law if the former state carrier refuses again to hold an extraordinary general meeting.

EasyJet warning despite £248m profits

Budget airline easyJet revealed a rise in profits today but warned it will become harder to pass higher fuel prices on to passengers.

Simon Calder: It's Ryanair's world, we just fly in it

Until this week, there was one sure way to get a free cup of tea out of Ryanair: present yourself as a journalist at one of the airline's press conferences. But as the price of aviation fuel soars and the appetite for travel dwindles, the media's hot drinks have been replaced by tap water (still more than you would get on a Ryanair flight).

Ryanair unveils its latest plan to save money: remove toilets from the plane

Passengers on Europe’s biggest airline may soon need to cross their legs – or queue to use one toilet between more than 200 people. Ryanair has dropped its plan to charge passengers for using on-board toilets, but is pressing ahead with proposals to remove two of the three lavatories on each plane and replace them with seats.

Ryanair faces new inquiry

The Office of Fair Trading has resumed its investigation into Ryanair's minority stake in its Irish rival Aer Lingus, and said yesterday it expected to reach a decision by the end of next month.

Business Diary: Few reasons to party at Luminar

These are worrying times for shareholders in Luminar, the nightclubs operator, which is working on a recovery plan it hopes will appease the banks that agreed to waive its debt covenants earlier this year. A surprise change of auditor this week added to nervousness about the firm and now it has had to warn investors that they may be targeted by fraudsters. "It has come to our attention that some of our shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls from 'companies' offering to buy their shares for substantially more than current market value," Luminar warns. Don't take the bait, it warns – it's a classic boiler-room scam.

Ryanair charges sick traveller for drink and food

A passenger suffering a cardiac arrest on board a Ryanair flight was treated by cabin crew with a sandwich and a soft drink, which they later charged him for.

Soaring fuel costs eat into Ryanair's profits

Ryanair fell short of market expectations with its quarterly profits yesterday, as soaring fuel costs offset rising passengers numbers and revenues.

Ryanair warns over fuel cost impact

Budget airline Ryanair highlighted the pressure of rising fuel costs on the industry today after posting flat profits for its spring quarter.

Business Diary: O'Leary promotes Ryanair's rival

Poor old Michael O'Leary. The Ryanair boss believes in the power of publicity like no other chief executive, so when his airline announced yesterday it was opening a new base at Manchester Airport, he wanted to make a fuss. What better way to do so than to appear for a photo opportunity in the kit of one of Manchester's football teams. Maybe it's because United provoke such strong reactions that he chose City – which is why O'Leary was photographed yesterday wearing a large advertisement for one of his rivals. Manchester City shirts, you see, are sponsored by Etihad Airways.

Ryanair to expand in Manchester

Ryanair is set to launch 20 new routes from Manchester Airport by next summer, in addition to the six it already operates there.

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