Though it has gained a special notoriety as the budget-conscious "Euro-tripper" airline of choice, Ryanair traces its roots to 1985. It was in that year the Guinness Peat Aviation started a commuter service in Ireland with a 15-passenger turboprop. The company took advantage of EU deregulation in the 1990s to increase routes in Europe and was able to remain profitable through some of the most difficult times in air travel history.
Above all, Ryanair strives to keep airfare at a low cost to travelers. The company also remains dedicated to providing excellent customer service. It claims some of the highest on-time rates, fewest lost bags, and fewer cancellations than many of its competitors. Finally, the company is committed to safety and quality maintenance.
What makes Ryanair unique?
Ryanair has some of the "cheapest" flights in the world. One of its more notable routes is Dublin to London, which can hit as low as 0.99 Euros for a one-way ticket (excluding taxes and fees). The prices are geared towards leisure travelers who want an easy way to see multiple locations in Europe.