Ryanair is seeking to crush flight price comparison websites such as Expedia and Opodo, claiming they “make no sense” and “shouldn’t exist”.
Typical. You wait years to discover the winner of the great Murdoch succession race, and then you get a fudge.
Low-cost airline to expand into lucrative transatlantic market
It was an everyday kind of quarter for HSBC: superficially healthy earnings were undermined by a $1.6bn charge to cover a long list of fines, provisions and compensation bills.
Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, has outlined plans to almost double passenger numbers in the next 10 years after agreeing a deal to buy up to 200 new Boeing aircraft.
There is a curious anticipation about meeting the heir to Michael O'Leary as the public face of Ryanair: like watching the Incredible Hulk in reverse, all raging monster before a glimpse of mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner.
First he outraged the public. Then he attempted to win them over. But the greatest trick Michael O'Leary will try to pull is convincing the world that he doesn't exist.