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Ryanair is an Irish low-cost carrier airline which is headquartered in Swords, Dublin and is one of the largest airlines in Europe. Ryanair flies to many destinations including Agadir, Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, Linz, Sofia, Brno, Aarhus, Billund, Copenhagen, Bergerac, Biarritz, Brest, Dole, Figari, Berlin, Dortmund, Hahn, Hamburg, Athens, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Málaga and many others.

The airline operates more than 1,800 daily flights from 81 bases, connecting 200 destinations in 31 countries on a fleet of over 300 Boeing 737 aircraft. Ryanair has orders for a further 380 new Boeing 737 aircraft, which will enable the airline to lower fares and grow traffic from 105m this year to 180m p.a. in FY24.

Ryanair has been characterised by its rapid expansion, a result of the deregulation of the aviation industry in Europe in 1997 and the success of its low-cost business model. Ryanair's route network serves 32 countries in Europe, Africa (Morocco), and the Middle East.

Ryanair has three subsidiary airlines, Ryanair Sun, Laudamotion and Ryanair UK.

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Baggage Policy

There are different rules for carry-on baggage and checked baggage when flying with Ryanair. Take a look at the weight and dimension restrictions required for your Ryanair flight.

Carry-on Baggage

From November 2018, passengers on Ryanair flights are allowed one small carry-on bag that must fit under their seats. This bag must fit between the dimensions of 35 x 20 x 20 cm—40 x 20 x 25cm. Passengers wanting to bring a small suitcase must purchase the 10kg checked bag. This baggage can weigh no heavier than 10kg and is between £8—£10 depending on whether it's purchased online at the time of booking or after the time of booking, but 40 minutes prior the scheduled flight departure time. The 10kg bag is also available to purchase at the airport, but it will be considerably more expensive than booking it online prior to arriving at the airport.

Checked Baggage

Passengers on Ryanair flights can purchase a maximum of three checked bags at 20kg per piece of baggage.

Cabin Classes

Ryanair has 2 types of cabin classes: Business and Economy. Both classes have their own benefits and baggage policies.

Economy Class

Ryanair Economy Class allows priority boarding passengers with the 1 small bag (40x20x25cm), plus a larger cabin bag (55x40x20cm) with a maximum weight allowance of 10kg into the cabin. Passengers who do not have priority boarding will only be able to bring one small cabin bag on board free of charge.

Business Class

Ryanair offers Business Plus fare which includes premium seats, extra baggage, priority boarding whereby passengers are allocated a seat and allowed to board and disembark first.

Ryanair offers passengers the option to change flight times, destination or even departure airport at no extra cost on the day of travel. They have the largest network operating to 200 destinations across 31 countries with 1,800 daily routes offering high-frequency departures on key business routes.

In-flight Entertainment

Ryanair does not currently offer in-flight entertainment on its flights.


Ryanair does not currently offer TV shows on its flights.


Ryanair does not currently offer movies on its flights.

Food & Drink

Ryanair offers passengers on selected flights a range of meal options. Passengers can also purchase snacks and beverages through Ryanair's in-flight menu.

Meal Options

Ryanair offer passengers travelling on selected flights to pre-order meals before flying. The meal options available for these flights are kids meals, standard adult meal, vegetarian meal, afternoon tea, cheeseboard and fresh breakfast. These meals must be pre-ordered no later than 48 hours before scheduled departure time.

In addition, passengers can also purchase food onboard. The menu is in the inflight magazine, and includes meals such as Chicken Tikka Masala curry or Lasagne, but also lighter meals or lunches such as Paninis, Croque Monsieur, Sandwiches and Burritos and snacks such as crisps, chocolate and croissants.

Special Dietary Requirements

Ryanair do not provide specific special religious, dietary or medical meals on their flights. Choose from their inflight menu items which may suit your dietary needs, or contact the airline directly for more information.

Drinks & Alcohol

Ryanair allows passengers to purchase a range of alcoholic, including a full range of beers, wines and spirits, and nonalcoholic beverages including both hot and cold drinks. These are all available from Ryanair's inflight menu, in their onboard magazine.

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Destinations that Ryanair flies to

Ryanair operates regular flights to many cities within Europe including London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Berlin, Lisbon and many more.

Alternatives to Ryanair

Each of the airlines below fly similar routes to Ryanair, operating flights mainly within Europe.

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Seat Selection

Alternative Airlines offer passengers the choice to select a seat with Ryanair flights. When booking Ryanair flight tickets, passengers can view the available seats through an interactive seat map so that you can see types of seats and their locations so that you can choose your preferred seat before flying. Want to know how to book your Ryanair seat. Visit our how to book seats page.


The Ryanair fleet includes 300 aircraft made up of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-700 models.

Hub Airport

Ryanair is based in Dublin Airport, which is the main airport serving the city of Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. The airport has two runways and can handle nearly 22m passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Dublin Airport include Aer Lingus, Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air Canada, Air Moldova, Air Transat, American Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, SunExpress, Transavia, United Airlines and many others.


9th September 2019

Today, Ryanair celebrated the launch of its new route from Luxembourg (LUX) to Toulouse (TLS). This new route will use the Boeing 738 and will operate 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Frequently asked questions

Can I buy Ryanair flights and pay later?

Yes! At Alternative Airlines, you can search for Ryanair flights and secure your booking with our flexible payment methods that we offer at checkout, including Klarna, Clearpay and PayPal Credit, among many others. Buy your Ryanair flights and spread the cost over time when you book through Alternative Airlines.

When can I book last-minute flights with Ryanair?

You can book last-minute flights with Ryanair here at Alternative Airlines. We've created a guide showing you how you can easily book last-minute flights with Ryanair and get the best deals possible.

Can I book Ryanair multi-city flights?

Of course! When you book through Alternative Airlines you can purchase Ryanair multi-city flights. Multi-city flights with Ryanair are the perfect way of discovering new destinations all under one trip.

Does Ryanair operate domestic flights in Ireland?

Yes, but only to select destinations. You can book domestic flights in Ireland and fly with Ryanair right here at Alternative Airlines. Ryanair currently operates domestic flights between Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Knock and Shannon.