|Bid||11.60 x 0|
|Ask||11.63 x 0|
|Day's range||11.41 - 12.28|
|52-week range||8.05 - 1,251.50|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.09|
|PE ratio (TTM)||20.11|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-dividend date||12 Feb 2015|
|1y target est||14.77|
The likes of Delta (DAL) and United Airlines (UAL) are looking at ways to promote cleanliness in a bid to encourage passengers to resume flying.
Ryanair expects Britain to join other European nations in dropping COVID-19 quarantine plans in the coming weeks, its CEO told Reuters on Wednesday, as he reported a "big surge" in holiday bookings from the country. Last week, Britain announced a 14-day quarantine from June 8 for all air passenger arrivals, including its own citizens, even as countries such as Italy and Spain move to ease equivalent restrictions. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said many Britons had not been deterred by the move, with booking rates in recent days indicating the 1,000 daily flights it plans to fly in July - 40% of normal capacity - were likely to be 50% to 60% full.
Low-cost carrier Ryanair challenged Germany's 9 billion euro rescue package for Lufthansa on Tuesday, saying it distorted competition, while the German carrier moves towards finalising the deal next month. The government-backed aid will allow Lufthansa to "engage in below-cost selling" and make it harder for Ryanair, its Laudamotion subsidiary and rival low-cost carrier easyJet to compete, Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said in a statement on Tuesday. "Ryanair will appeal against this latest example of illegal state aid to Lufthansa, which will massively distort competition," O'Leary said in the statement.
Virgin Atlantic said plans to fine travellers who fail to quarantine for two weeks would stop flights resuming.
Ryanair's Austrian airline Lauda on Friday said it would shut down its main Vienna base on May 29 with the loss of more than 300 jobs in Austria after it did not manage to agree new labour contracts with the union. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said earlier in May that the group would shut down the main Vienna base of Lauda and bring in Ryanair jets instead unless staff agreed to a pay cut and a new labour agreement.
Several Ryanair trade unions say they will resist an attempt to cut pay and conditions for a five-year period, citing management promises of a swift recovery from the coronavirus crisis and the fact its CEO has committed to a pay cut for just one year. In a letter sent by the airline to several unions, seen by Reuters, Ryanair said it was in a "battle for long-term survival." Ryanair said on Monday it saw "significant opportunities" from the crisis and forecast it would "emerge stronger".
(Bloomberg) -- Ryanair Holdings Plc boosted its liquidity with a 600 million-pound ($726 million) loan backed by the U.K. government and said the coronavirus crisis will reduce passenger numbers by half over the next year.Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier is tapping Britain’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility as it digs in for a slow recovery that’s set to see a price war across a much diminished air-travel market, it said in a statement Monday. Group operations are under review and its Austrian arm could close.While Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary aims to resume flying in July in a bid to rescue at least some revenue this summer, Ryanair said it expects to carry fewer than 80 million passengers in the 12 months through March 2021, compared with an original target of 154 million. Bookings are edging up, but not enough to stem losses in what’s usually the peak season.“We’re seeing a little bit of a pickup,” Chief Financial Officer Neil Sorahan said. “There’s definitely people starting to look at kind of August September out to get some sun before the kids go back to school.” The company said it will book a loss of more than 200 million euros ($216 million) for the June quarter and a smaller hit in the three months through September.Ryanair shares were trading 4.6% higher at 8.84 euros as of 8:10 a.m. in Dublin, where the group is based, paring the stock’s decline this year to 40%.The company, which counts London Stansted as its biggest base, tapped the U.K.’s support program after vehemently arguing against aid for its rivals, though Sorahan said the funding doesn’t compare to billions of euros destined for Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Air France-KLM.The Bank of England-administered CCFF is available to all firms with an investment grade credit rating “whether you’re a house builder, an airline or a boot manufacturer,” the CFO said. “It’s not illegal state aid.”The funding lifts Ryanair’s cash balance to 4.1 billion euros, giving it “one of the strongest cash positions in the industry,” according to Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Daniel Roeska, who said the company could probably withstand a shutdown beyond the end of the calendar year without a need for fresh equity.Job CutsO’Leary is also slashing costs by deferring capital investments, suspending share buybacks and cutting management pay, and plans to eliminate 3,000 pilot, cabin crew and office jobs, with remaining staff taking a 20% salary cut. With more than 99% of flights grounded the average weekly cash burn has dropped from 200 million euros in March to just over 60 million euros.Active negotiations are underway with Boeing Co. about reducing planned deliveries of 737 Max jets -- a model currently grounded after two crashes -- over the next 24 months to reflect slower traffic, as well as with leasing firms providing Airbus SE A320s to the Vienna-based Lauda arm.Expenses at Lauda, acquired in 2018, remain ahead of the rest of the group, and with Lufthansa’s Austrian arm set to receive about 800 million euros in support the business’s future is in doubt, according to the statement. The base will close at the end of this month with more than 300 job losses if costs cuts aren’t achieved, it said.”Lauda is a massive challenge,” Sorahan said. “There’s a restructuring going on which requires significant cost cutting. If that doesn’t happen then unfortunately the base will have to close and the A320s will have to come out.”Ryanair reported a profit of 1 billion euros for fiscal 2020, before exceptional items, within its guided range of 950 million euros to 1.05 billion euros. The net figure was dragged down by 353 million-euro charge against losses from jet-fuel hedges.(Updates with shares in fifth paragraph, analyst comment in eighth, fleet negotiations in 10th)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Ryanair shares surged 15% on Monday after Europe's largest low-cost carrier announced details of sharp cost cuts and promised a swift return to full capacity and expansion in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. The Irish airline, which is due to move from a skeleton service to around half its normal capacity on July 1, said it had seen a "significant spike up in bookings" and suggested it may fly more passengers next year than last year. The bullish commentary from Chief Executive Michael O'Leary marked a sharp contrast with rivals, several of which have requested significant state support and indicated they will exit the crisis as smaller airlines.
Ryanair has cut more than 250 staff in offices in Dublin, London, Madrid and Wroclaw, Poland, Europe's largest low-cost airline said on Friday. The Irish company is continuing to meet its pilot and cabin crew unions across Europe to finalise up to 3,000 job cuts and 20% pay cuts with further announcements on crew job losses and pay cuts expected before the end of May, it added. "While we expect to re-open our offices from 1 June next, we will not require the same number of support team members in a year when we will carry less than 100 million passengers, against an original budget of 155 million," Ryanair's People Director Darrell Hughes said in a statement.
Ryanair plans to move back towards an all-Boeing fleet by cancelling leases for Airbus A320s for its Lauda subsidiary and likely replacing 30 Airbus jets at the Austrian airline with Boeing 737s, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told Reuters. Ryanair's purchase in 2018 of Airbus operator Lauda was pitched as a way to diversify the fleet of the budget airline group, which had until then exclusively flown Boeing jets and currently has over 450 737s. O'Leary, whose expansion plans have been curtailed by the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX, said in March last year he was in early talks with Airbus about an order for 100 A321s and that Ryanair wanted to have a dual Boeing-Airbus fleet.
Temperature checks, masks and quarantine will not deter people from a holiday in the sun after three months "locked up" at home, Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Tuesday as he announced plans for 1,000 flights a day from July. The Irish low-cost carrier is to make face coverings and temperature checks mandatory for all staff and passengers while the airline, Europe's largest, will scrap cash payments on board and make customers seek permission to use the toilets. Ryanair is the latest airline to announce measures aimed at reassuring customers they can safely return to planes despite the coronavirus pandemic and to try to get cash flowing again, with compulsory masks by far the most common proposal so far.
The aviation watchdog is reviewing how airlines deal with customer refunds during the pandemic, and warns it could take legal action.
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The Dublin-based carrier flew just 40,000 passengers across 600 flights. Ryanair had originally planned to run over 75,000 flights in April.
The EU has approved plans for the French state to guarantee loans to Air France and offer a shareholder loan to the flag carrier.
Ryanair will shut down the main Vienna base of its Austrian airline Lauda and bring in Ryanair jets instead unless staff there agree to a pay cut and a new labour agreement, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday. Ryanair bought the Austrian airline from Former Formula One racing champion Niki Lauda in 2018 as part of a move to a broader structure with several airline brands but it has struggled to get costs down in line with its main fleet.
Ryanair aims to conclude talks with Boeing on a new plane order in the next two weeks, but possible price cuts or cancellations related to an existing 737 MAX order are also part of the discussions, its chief executive said on Friday. Ryanair, which has 210 737 MAX jets on order, has given Boeing a deadline of May 18-19 to secure a "comprehensive new agreement," Michael O'Leary told Reuters in an interview. Ryanair in February said it had made an offer for an order of the MAX 10, which has 230 seats compared with 197 on the MAX200 jets it has already ordered.