It says that by cutting airport check-in, it reduces overhead costs.The new airline would be separate from Ryanair and operate under a different branding.After a successful flotation on the Dublin Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock exchanges, the airline launched services to Stockholm, Sandefjord Airport, Torp (110 km south of Oslo), Beauvais–Tillé and Charleroi near Brussels.The airline launched its website in 2000, with online booking initially said to be a small and unimportant part of the software supporting the site.With two routes and two planes, the fledgling airline carried 82,000 passengers in one year.Ryanair passenger numbers continued to increase, but the airline generally ran at a loss and, by 1991, was in need of restructuring, including the closure of Ryanair Europe/London European.Under partial EU deregulation, airlines could begin new international intra-EU services, as long as one of the two governments gave approval (the so-called "double-disapproval" regime).The Irish government at the time refused its approval to protect Aer Lingus, but Britain–under Margaret Thatcher's deregulating Conservative government–approved the service.
The enlargement of the European Union on opened the way to more new routes for Ryanair.
Similarly, net profits have increased from €48 million to €339 million over the same period.
In 1986, the company added a second route–flying Dublin to Luton, thus directly competing with the Aer Lingus/British Airways duopoly for the first time.
is an Irish low-cost airline founded in 1984, headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports.
In 2016, Ryanair was the largest European airline by scheduled passengers flown, and carried more international passengers than any other airline.