UK Civil Aviation Authority tweetz:
Statement: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace.
You can read the full update online [
The move follows similar bans of the aircraft in Australia, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary
On RTÉ One’s News at One,
Simon Calder, travel editor of London’s Independent said:
It would not surprise me at all if the Irish Aviation Authority followed suit. The main airline using the jet, both in Ireland and in the UK, is Norwegian. TUI Airways also have some.
crucially Ryanair has the biggest order in Europe: 135 of those jets. They do not start flying until May.”
Listen back in full here
Christmas is not Christmas,
Without the Ryanair Christmas ad.
Ryanair will charge for hand luggage starting today
Passengers who refuse to pay extra for “Priority” will only be permitted to travel with one small bag (35cm x 20cm x 20cm) free of charge.
Previously, the airline allows all customers to travel with two items of hand luggage: one small bag and one large bag (no bigger than 55x40x20cm and no heavier than 10kg). However, if they are “Non-Priority”, the larger bag is taken at the gate and put in the hold free of charge.
Passengers are now faced with a decision. Travel with just a small bag; pay the Priority fee (which costs from €6 per person per flight at the time of booking or €8 during online check-in); or pay €8 per person per flight to check in their 10kg bag
The airline claims the changes are not about making money, but about speeding up the boarding process and reducing delays.
Ryanair’s baggage policy changes today – here’s what you need to know (Independent.ie)
Ryanair will CHARGE for hand luggage starting TODAY – this is everything you need to know (Daily Star)
Illustration: Daily Star
Niall M Dowd tweetz:
Ryanair have released size guidelines for their new carry on luggage rule.
The man was filmed by a fellow passenger insulting an elderly woman and shouting “don’t talk to me in a foreign language you stupid ugly cow”.
The footage was recorded on 19 October on Ryanair flight FR015 from Barcelona to London Stansted by UK resident David Lawrence who uploaded it on to social media.
It shows the man shouting at the woman to move seats while her daughter tries to stand up to him, telling him her mother is disabled.
He replies: “I don’t care whether she’s f****** disabled or not – if I tell her to get out she gets out.”
Investigation into alleged racist incident on Ryanair flight (RTÉ)
Portugal-based Ryanair staff face Dublin disciplinary meeting over photo (RTÉ)
Above from left: Tourism Ireland’s Chief Executive Niall Gibbons, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs and Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison
Ryanair press conference involving Tourism ireland and Dublin Airport.
The National Gallery, Dublin 2.
The new routes from Dublin include services to Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Cagliari, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Lourdes, Luxembourg, London Southend and Thessaloniki.
Ryanair also announced five new routes from Cork – Budapest, London Luton, Malta, Naples and Poznan, while a new route from
Shannon to Ibiza will also start next summer.
Ryanair launches 15 new Irish routes for summer 2019 (RTÉ)
“He was banging on the window to try and get the aircraft to wait and he then broke through a door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down.
Man held after trying to chase plane at Dublin Airport (RTÉ)
John Mulligan, on Independent.ie, reports:
Chief executive Michael O’Leary has also been re-elected with 98.5pc of votes, as has independent director Kyran McLaughlin, who received just 66.8pc of votes in favour of his reappointment.
This is the first AGM that Ryanair has held since it agreed to recognise trade unions.
Ryanair did a dramatic turnaround this morning, permitting all media to its AGM. It occurred after the The Irish Independent, RTE and The Financial Times legitimately gained access to the event.
More as they get it.
Via Paul Colgan
Ryanair chairman reappointed as airline lifts media ban at AGM (Independent.ie)
Ryanair shareholders re-elect O’Leary and Bonderman (RTE)
Mediator Kieran Mulvey and Edward Wilson (Ryanair ‘Chief People Officer’) in Dublin Airport Terminal 1 last week
Agreement has been reached in talks between Ryanair and pilots’ union Fórsa, the trade union has said.
The agreement comes
after a 22-hour session which began yesterday morning and ended at 7.30am today.
The proposed agreement will now be balloted by members with the union recommending that it is accepted.
Fórsa says it has been asked by talks facilitator Kieran Mulvey not to make any further comment while the ballot takes place.
Agreement reached between pilots and Ryanair – union (RTÉ)