Sunday 17 December 2017

Ryanair's Michael O'Leary gives staff a hand checking passengers in on London flight

Michael O'Leary checking passengers in.
Michael O'Leary checking passengers in.

Busy Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary kindly took some time out of his hectic schedule earlier today to help out his front line staff.

The airline boss was spotted checking passengers in on a flight to London this morning.

Dublin-based artistic director, Gary Dunne, spotted Mr O'Leary and tweeted the picture.

The airline has been working on its 'nice guy' image for quite a while now and it seems to be paying off dividends.

O'Leary said recently that the company wants to double its profits to €2bn per annum.

The airline boss also said that he wants to turn the firm's website into the "Amazon for travel in Europe", offering services such as accommodation as well as flights.

Mr O'Leary's comments come after the business significantly upgraded its profit forecast for the year earlier this month to between €1.18bn and €1.23bn.

Speaking to the Financial Times he said: "We now have an opportunity with the new website to build Ryanair.com not just as the airline's website but as a kind of Amazon for travel in Europe.

"All the services will be available on Ryanair.com - hotels, Tripadvisor - we want to disintermediate all the disintermediators...We have the scale to do it."

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