Passengers disembark from a Ryanair aircraft at Charleroi airport, Belgium. Agence France-Presse
Ryanair reported its weakest annual profit in four years and said earnings could fall further as Europe suffers what Chief Executive Michael O’Leary described as “attritional fare wars.” Shares in the airline, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, fell 6 per cent on Monday after its profit forecast for the year to next March fell short of analyst expectations.
Ryanair reported a 21 per cent drop in quarterly profit on Monday as price wars in several European markets drove ticket prices lower, but it stuck to its annual profit target as passengers continued to spend on onboard extras.
United Airlines is canceling more than 2,400 flights during the busy summer travel season as Boeing’s 737 Max jets remain grounded. Chicago-based United Airlines had already pulled flights on the 737 Max
The bank said its balance sheet reflects strong performance and sound financial position, with total assets reaching Dhs46.4 billion at the end of 2019, 3.7 per cent increase in comparison to the Dhs44.7 billion achieved at the end of 2018.
Dr Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills signed the agreement under which the UAE becomes an active member of the programme, which will extend for the next ten years, and aims to provide better skills and education for a billion people around the world.
Tourism, which accounts for about a quarter of Greece’s gross domestic product (GDP), will grow in 2020 despite the blow dealt to the sector last year by the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said.