A Kinder, Gentler Ryanair? A Budget Airline Tries Growing a Little Nicer

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When an airline such as Ryanair decides to add 180 new jets to its fleet by 2018, you can bet it will be extraordinarily focused on how to fill them. The no-frills airline now has ambitions to expand its annual passenger count by more than 25 million over the next five years, cementing its title as Europe’s top budget airline.

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