Ryanair is Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), operating more than 1,500 daily flights (over 500,000 per year) from 57 bases, across 1,500 low fare routes, connecting 180 destinations in 29 countries and operating a fleet of 305 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Ryanair has recently announced firm orders for a further 175 new Boeing aircraft, which will be delivered between 2014 and 2018. Ryanair currently employs more than 8,500 highly skilled professionals, will carry over 80 million passengers this year and has an outstanding 28-year safety record.
Company Growth (employees)
Dublin, IE
Size (employees)
13,026 (est)
Ryanair was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Dublin, IE

Key People/Management at Ryanair

Michael O’Leary

Michael O’Leary

Neil Sorahan

Neil Sorahan

John Hurley

John Hurley

Michael Hickey

Michael Hickey

Kenny Jacobs

Kenny Jacobs

Edward Wilson

Edward Wilson

Chief People Officer
Juliusz Komorek

Juliusz Komorek

Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer
David O’Brien

David O’Brien

Chief Commercial Officer

Ryanair Office Locations

Ryanair has an office in Dublin
Dublin, IE (HQ)
Airside Business Park

Ryanair Financials and Metrics

Ryanair Financials


Market capitalization (27-Oct-2017)

25.1 b

Closing share price (27-Oct-2017)

Ryanair's current market capitalization is $25.1 b.
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Ryanair Market Value History

Ryanair's Web-traffic and Trends

Ryanair Online and Social Media Presence

Ryanair News and Updates

Ryanair Pilots Are Stepping Up Attempts to Unionize

The well-documented scheduling problems have given Ryanair pilots plenty of leverage but so far the carrier is refusing to change its position on unions. At the moment no one seems to be budging in this game of airline chicken. -Patrick Whyte

Prestige launches first Lake Garda brochure

Prestige launches first Lake Garda brochure

Ryanair Business Model Under Pressure as Pilots Demand Collective Bargaining

Ryanair became Europe's most valuable airline with a nasty divide-and-conquer approach to its employees. But pilots risk overplaying their hand by rejecting a 22 percent pay increase from a CEO who has said he would rather cut off his own hands than sign a deal with a union. -Sean O'Neill

EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

Although it might not seem like it, this is a pretty big deal for EasyJet. Buying a chunk of Air Berlin will give it greater exposure to Europe's biggest economy, helping it to catch up with rival Ryanair. -Patrick Whyte

This Famous Airline Has Cut Something Unbelievably Basic From Its Planes, Passengers Say

Can this possibly be true? Quite a few people say it is.

Lufthansa Growth Has a Downside for European Flyers

Increased consolidation in the European aviation market will likely benefit bigger players like Lufthansa Group. Will low-cost carriers be able to regain their competitive edge in this evolving landscape? -Andrew Sheivachman
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Ryanair Company Life and Culture

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