Ryanair sees 10% profit rise for 2017

Ryanair has reported a ten per cent increase in full year profit after tax to €1.45 billion. The low-cost carrier said lower fares, which were down by an average of three per cent, stimulated traffic growth to over 130 million guests last year. The airline also saw an industry leading 95 per cent load factor.…

Australia plans Antarctica’s first paved runway

The Australian government has announced plans to build Antarctica’s first paved runway near the Davis research station, subject to environmental approvals. “After three field seasons of geotechnical and environmental investigations the Australian Antarctic Division has identified a suitable site for the runway in the Vestfold Hills region of East Antarctica, approximately six kilometres from Davis…