Ian Guider: How is Ryanair rising above the storm that is battering its rivals?

As other airlines flounder during the busy summer season, Michael O’Leary is not only surviving but thriving. What’s his secret sauce?

Michael O’Leary: recognised that there would be a huge demand for travel and planned accordingly. Picture: Getty

There are plenty of people to blame for the travel chaos that has engulfed us all this summer. Initially it was the airports, and the lengthy security queues which meant passengers standing about for hours.

Then there were the airlines that cancelled flights at short notice due to staff shortages, but not before luggage was overflowing out of baggage halls to the extent that some cases were being dumped in bins.

It has been a ...