Company Watch: Up, up and away again as Ryanair’s revenues soar by 83%

The airline is recovering quickly from the pandemic slump with more passengers, more routes and Michael O’Leary back in combative mood

If Ryanair’s business is getting back to normal, so too is Michael O’Leary, its combative chief executive, who having spent much of the last 18 months picking a fight with public health doctors and the government, was back on the more familiar terrain of hauling business partners and competitors over the coals. Picture: PA Images.

Normal service has resumed at Ryanair in more ways than one, if last week’s announcement of its first-half results was anything to go by.

The Irish airline is bouncing back from the restrictions imposed on aviation as a result of the pandemic with more passengers once again filling its seats on more routes and more money flowing into the Ryanair coffers than before.

In the first half of Ryanair’s financial year, which stretches to the ...