Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is expecting to see further European airline consolidation through winter 2018, as higher fuel prices begin to bite, creating potential opportunities for the Irish LCC. Speaking on Ryanair’s full-year results call May 21, O’Leary said the Irish LCC will closely monitor market opportunities. “Mergers and acquisitions [M&A] will continue. We don’t see ourselves as being a prime mover in European M&A, because we intend to ...

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