Ryanair carries record number of passengers last month – Global Times

This is an important story in one of China’s leading newspapers. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via Ryanair carries record number of passengers last month – Global Times.

Whilst I would expect to see this story in Europe’s headlines, I was surprised to find it featuring highly with one of China’s top tabloids.

Perhaps, China is interested in expanding her investment in the global aviation industry?

For me, the full-service airlines have had their day. I would like to see the budget airlines, like Ryanair and Air Asia move increasingly into the long-haul market and taking further market share.

Recently, we have seen strikes from Air France and Lufhansa. This year I booked  flights with Lufthansa and had two other airlines but no Lufthansa. Surely, it’s time for the weaker full service airlines to follow the likes of PanAm in history?

Thoughts?