This day 35 years ago – 8 July 1985 – Ryanair began operations with an inaugural flight between Waterford and London Gatwick on a 15-seater turboprop plane.
Today, it is the largest airline in Europe, and the fifth largest globally, carrying 138.9 million passengers in 2018. pic.twitter.com/IyrmDc7aYu
— This Day in Irish History (@ThisDayIrish) July 8, 2020
More leg room then.
Also: Name that aircraft, anyone?