Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary sees operations as the Irish LCC’s biggest challenge in 2018 as passenger numbers and fleet continue to grow. “Growing from 130 million to 140 million passengers in 2018 and taking delivery of 50 new aircraft, which will be completed by May [aircraft deliveries began in November 2017], is a challenge,” O’Leary told ATW on the sidelines of the A4E aviation summit in Brussels. The plan is to grow the fleet from 430 aircraft this ...

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