In November 1984, Tony Ryan, Christopher Ryan, and Liam Lomergan founded Danren Enterprises, but later, it changed to Ryanair and started operating in 1985 with its headquarters in Swords, Dublin, Ireland. Its ordinary shares trade on the London Stock Exchange and operations began in London Stansted and Dublin airports. Currently, it operates in 38 countries in the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel), Europe, and North Africa (Morocco).
Ryanair uses Boeing 737-800 planes for pilot training, back-up, and charter aircraft as well. The company became the largest budget airline in Europe in terms of scheduled flying of local and international passengers operating more than 400 such aircraft. Ryanair’s website started running in the year 2000, and consequently, online bookings massively increased, resulting in high returns on operations. The company is establishing a new airline named ‘Malta Air’ in conjunction with the Government of Malta.