Ryanair's low-cost soul at stake as pilots push back

Michael O’Leary offering higher pay to stem revolt and lure new recruits

15th November, 2017
Ryanair shares still 14 per cent ahead this year despite pilot problems. Pic: Getty

Michael O’Leary built Ryanair into Europe’s most valuable airline by being cheap, right down to charging pilots for coffee on their own flights. Now those pilots are pushing back.

That has left O’Leary caught between his rebellious pilots, whose demands threaten to erode Ryanair’s low-cost advantage over rivals, and the potential wrath of investors should he make concessions that undermine the airline’s...

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