Ryanair is an Irish airline Plc with headquarters in Ireland. It was founded by Tony Ryan in 1985 with 25 employees, and its first route Waterford – London. It is the largest low cost carrier in Europe. Currently has over 1100 routes and 44 bases. Over the years it has become the world’s most profitable airline, thanks to reduced costs.
Ryanair has been characterized by rapid and continuing expansion, especially after the deregulation of the airline industry in Europe in 1997. It operates a fleet of 74 Boeing B737 veterans who have been discharged, and has signed contracts to receive 225 new Boeing B737-800 to 2010, plus options for 193 more. To date, Ryanair has 300 Boeing 737-800 “Next Generation” with a mean age of 2.8 years (June 14, 2011).
In 2011, the plight of Ryanair, and problems with the law, 1 2 would be translated into several destinations suppressed for economic reasons, such as Palma de Mallorca, Granada, Zaragoza, northern and central destinations of Europe.3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ryanair is one of the most criticized European companies. Despite their low prices, is a reality that bypasses EU policies and advertises engañosa.10 In 2009 he was sued by the Department of Consumer Affairs of the Balearic Islands improperly collect a surcharge for passengers to carry their luggage , 11 as Ryanair consistently applied but is illegal in Spain.