Ryanair offers to buy Aer Lingus

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Ireland's government is rejecting a $1.88 billion takeover offer by Ryanair Holdings for state-owned Aer Lingus Group.

Ryanair threatens suit over security

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The head of low-cost British airline Ryanair has offered the government a deal -- return security to normal or get sued.

Security still hobbling British flights

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Security measures forced British Airways to cancel 46 flights Wednesday, six days after British airports were locked-down over an alleged terror plot.

Ryanair wants BAA broken up

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- Discount airline Ryanair has called for British airport operator BAA to be broken up to create competition and, thus, lower airport fees.

Ryanair bills flyers for all checked bags

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 16 (UPI) -- Irish discount carrier Ryanair will begin charging passengers about $9 for checking baggage.

Documentary on Ryanair to be telecast

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A documentary scheduled to be broadcast in Britain accuses discount airline Ryanair of security lapses and cleanliness issues.

In-flight gambling may mean free flights

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Ireland-based Ryanair is exploring offering even more free flights if it can generate enough revenue from in-flight gambling.

Ryanair predicts beating BA

LONDON, June 1 (UPI) -- Irish discount airline Ryanair has predicted it will soon be flying more passengers than British Airways.

Fuel costs bite into Ryanair's profits

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Profits for Ryanair, Europe's biggest budget airline, dropped 26 percent in the last quarter of 2004, largely due to lower fares and rising fuel prices.

Ryanair adds flight hub, routes

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Dublin, Ireland-based low-fare carrier Ryanair said Monday it plans to add a flight hub and nine European routes out of Liverpool, England.

Bar altercation over olives

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Mark Lewis, the city manager of Stockton City, Calif., faces a charge of battery in an altercation allegedly concerning olives in a Sonoma, Calif., tavern.

Ryanair's head sees death of 4 competitors

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 2 (UPI) -- The head of Ireland's low-cost Ryanair says four competitors were in danger of going bust, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

Ryanair announces more 'no frills'

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Ryanair, Europe's most successful budget airline says it is taking "no-frills" flying a step further by eliminating reclining seats and window blinds.

Ryanair set to sue European airports

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Ryanair has announced it will sue all airlines flying into state-owned airports in Europe if the European Commission rules against the discount airline.

Rumsfeld wins top European award

BRUSSELS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Tuesday won the prestigious "non-EU citizen of the year" award at a black-tie gala event in Brussels.
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