Ryanair was set up in 1985 by the Ryan family with a staff of 25 employees.
Initially it operated using Bandeirante aircraft between Waterford to London Gatwick. Ryanair is Europe’s largest and first low cost airlines which operates around 1600 daily flights from a number of bases. The airline is headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland and has its’ main bases in Dublin and London Stansted airports. In 2013, the airlines was declared the busiest international airlines because of the number of passengers served. Because of success of its low cost model and deregulation of aviation industry in Europe (1997), the airlines have expanded rapidly. With a fleet size of 312, the carrier has 189 destinations in 30 countries of Europe and Morocco.
Currently led by Micheal O’Leary, the airlines had 9501 employees in 2014. Ryanair believes that for any passenger service to be worthwhile, the service should involve commitments to high punctuality and low prices. Ryanair provides frequent point to point flights on short haul routes so that it can offer frequent services to customers and also strives to achieve low operating costs. The slogan of the company is “Ryanair. Fly cheaper.”