April 1, 2024

Ryanair: Cheap, Cramped and Making Its CEO a Fortune

by The Journal

Michael O’Leary has been running Ryanair for the past 30 years — the longest tenure of any major airline boss. During that time he has turned a paltry operation that flew 200,000 customers a year into a low-cost behemoth, with passenger numbers set to reach close to 200 million this year. WSJ’s Benjamin Katz profiles the colorful CEO, who is now on the verge of earning a more than $100 million bonus. 

Further Reading:

- The F-Bomb-Dropping Airline CEO About to Earn a $100 Million-Plus Bonus 

Further Listening:

- How Southwest Airlines Melted Down 

- A Hole in a Plane and a Headache for Boeing 

- The Love Triangle Over Spirit Airlines 

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