Low-cost airline Ryanair

Tom Gutteridge: A plane-load of children and a mother apologising for her autistic child

Journal columnist Tom Gutteridge on how his pity turned to admiration as he saw parents comforting their autistic child on a flight

Low-cost airline Ryanair

Promotions pay off for Ryanair in ticket surge

Low-cost airline Ryanair signalled a recovery in fortunes yesterday after a series of promotions helped bookings surge at the start of this year


Ryanair issues a profits warning

Low-cost airline Ryanair warned its profits will be hammered this winter by downward pressure on fares

Low-cost airline Ryanair is pinning hopes on an end to the heatwave

End of heatwave should help low-cost airline Ryanair

Low-cost airline Ryanair is pinning hopes on an end to the heatwave after passenger numbers were hit by the good weather as first-quarter profits plunged

From Entertainers to second on bill

WHILE Dublin rolls out the red carpet for the imminent arrival of Real Madrid’s Galaticos, the city appears to have forgotten about the presence of the team once known as ‘The Entertainers’.

Boost for airport as numbers rise

RYANAIR’S decision to launch a new Spanish route from Durham Tees Valley Airport will give a major boost to its recovery from bmibaby’s shock withdrawal last year.

Online auction firm agrees bid

ONLINE auctioneer Tradus has agreed a £946m takeover by South African media firm Naspers in the latest sign of renewed interest in internet companies.


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Monday morning business bulletin

Sainsbury's takeover bid collapses; Budget airline Ryanair increases profits forecast; The head of the world's biggest bank steps down.

Services soar but still a risk of turbulence

EARLIER this year I wrote in the Evening Gazette about the nature of the rapidly changing air travel industry and the scale of the challenges we had faced at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

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Friday's lunchtime business bulletin

BAE Systems poised to secure £20bn fighter jets deal; HSBC facing calls for a group-wide shake-up; Budget airline easyjet sees passenger numbers soar.

Northern Rock

Tuesday's lunchtime bulletin

Northern Rock fails to lift its share price; Airline Ryanair banned from claiming its London to Brussels flights are faster and cheaper Eurostar; Oil prices drop for the second day amid fears over the potential damage done by Hurricane Dean.

Nicholas Craig column

THE new daily flights to Dubai from Newcastle are great news.

MPs join fund row

Cross party MPs have urged the private equity buyers of Alliance Boots to settle their funding row with the retail group's pension trustees.

Ryanair boss slams tax hike

Budget airline Ryanair has attacked Chancellor Gordon Brown's decision to double air passenger duty as it warned of a slowdown in passenger growth and profits for the year ahead.

Extra fees boost profit

BUDGET airline Ryanair said today its move last year to charge passengers for checked-in baggage had contributed to a 33% rise in full-year profits.

£550m forecast for BA despite turbulence

The increasingly competitive trading conditions faced by British Airways and BT will be in focus when the pair report results this week.

Virgin vs Ryanair

Virgin Atlantic boss Sir Richard Branson said yesterday he would go head to head with low cost rivals planning to undercut the airline by offering "no frills" flights to US.

Nicholls jumping for joy at record

For years Paul Nicholls had to settle for second behind Martin Pipe in the jumps trainers' championship.

Richards' hope blooming again

Monet's Garden added his name to a star-studded roll of honour which includes the likes of Moscow Flyer, Viking Flagship and Direct Route, when landing the John Smith's Melling Chase at Aintree.


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