Airline review Ryanair



Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline and the largest low-cost carrier in Europe. Its main base is at Dublin Airport and London Stansted Airport. Ryanair was founded in 1965 and operates scheduled passenger services to more than 166 destinations in Europe and Morocco. Ryanair has a significant presence in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Ryanair flies in a point to point model rather than the more traditional airline hub and spoke model where the passengers have to change aircraft in transit at a major airport.

Ryanair operates an all Boeing 737-800 fleet. Aircraft cabins are configured in a single class, high density layout.

Ryanair only has Economy Class and offers a buy on board service offering food and drinks for purchase.

Our rating:
Advantages of Ryanair are cheap fares, diversity and quantity of destinations and direct flights to destinations in Europe. The fleet is young and well maintained. It is also possible to select a seat and check in online.
Disadvantages of Ryanair are the seat pitch in economy class. Rather uncomfortable seats but alright for a short flight. There is no in-flight entertainment available. Although Ryanair flies to many destinations, not all destinations are flown on a daily basis but only once or a few times a week. Ryanair does not offer customers the possibility of contacting them by email or webform, only through a premium rate phone line, by fax or by post. Ryanair usually does not serve the primary airport of major European cities so be aware Ryanair uses the names of larger cities on distant secondary airports.

Ryanair is an average airline. No extraordinary performance but a decent airline. Ryanair is best compared to a ride on the bus or train. For extra services you will be charged.

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