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We need a recession. We have had 10 years of growth. A recession gets rid of crappy loss-making airlines and it means we can buy aircraft more cheaply.
Michael O'Leary
Saying a recession could kill off all but four of Europe's airlines, November 3, 2008.
We would welcome a good, deep, bloody recession for 12 to 18 months. We need one if we are going to see off some of this environmental nonsense that has become so popular among the chattering classes.
Michael O'Leary
His hope that a recession will dissuade governments from introducing green taxes, February 2008.
In economy no frills; in business class it'll all be free - including the blowjobs.
Michael O'Leary
The Ryanair chief's plans for a transatlantic service, 2008.
You don't see the government confiscating lipsticks and gel-filled bras on the London Underground. Most of them couldn't identify a gel-filled bra if it jumped up and bit them.
Michael O'Leary
On increased airport security checks, 2006.
We fight constantly with governments and idiot Brussels bureaucrats who want to put up the cost of air travel, or half-witted environmentalists who can't add two and two.
Michael O'Leary
June 2006.
I'm probably just an obnoxious little bollocks. Who cares?
Michael O'Leary
On himself, 2006.
Making the world a better place ... by taking a vow of silence.
Michael O'Leary
On his plans after Ryanair, 2006.
I'm taking the Ryanair approach to it: subcontracting everything.
Michael O'Leary
On being a father and raising children, The Times, London, June 2006.
I changed the first nappy in the hospital and, called upon in emergency, I will do another. I'm not one of these people who will be there doing the full-time father lark.
Michael O'Leary
On being a father, The Times, London, June 2006.
We want to annoy the fuckers whenever we can. The best thing we can do with environmentalists is shoot them. These headbangers want to make air travel the preserve of the rich. They are Luddites marching us back to the 18th century.
Michael O'Leary
Lashing out at those who criticized Ryanair's flight give-aways for fuelling the rise in aircraft carbon emissions, November 2005.
I don't see how onboard gambling can make the image of airlines worse.
Michael O'Leary
Announcing hopes to introduce in-flight gambling service on Ryanair, November 2005.
At the moment the ice is free, but if we could find a way of targeting a price on it, we would.
Michael O'Leary
Suggesting that if his airline Ryanair could charge for it, it would, October 2005.
Every idiot who gets fired in the industry shows up as a consultant somewhere. Shoot consultants and advertising agency specialists.
Michael O'Leary
As guest speaker at Anglo-Irish Bank Corp business breakfast, October 2005.
We have a Government of lemmings, led by the biggest lemming of all, who is incapable of making a long-term decision.
Michael O'Leary
On the Bertie Ahern-led Irish government, as guest speaker at Anglo-Irish Bank Corp business breakfast, October 2005.
The European consumer would crawl naked over broken glass to get low fares.
Michael O'Leary
I don't give a shite if nobody likes me. I am not a cloud bunny, I am not an aerosexual. I don't like aeroplanes. I never wanted to be a pilot like those other platoons of goons who populate the air industry.
Michael O'Leary
2005.
We bow down to nobody. We'll stuff every one of them in Europe, we won't be second or third and saying: "didn't we do well?"
Michael O'Leary
After crashing on a practice run for Monaco Grand Prix, May 2007.
I'm disrespectful towards authority. Like I think the prime minister of Ireland is a gobshite.
Michael O'Leary
Screw the share price, this is a fare war.
Michael O'Leary
The problem with the airline business is it is mostly run by a bunch of spinless nincompoops who acually don't want to stand up to the environmentalists and call them the lying wankers that they are.
Michael O'Leary
For years flying has been the preserve of rich fuckers. Now everyone can afford to fly.
Michael O'Leary
On Ryanair success as a low-cost airline.

Screw the travel agent. Take the fuckers out and shoot them. What have they done for passengers over the years?
Michael O'Leary
2003.

We don't fall all over ourselves if they... say my granny fell ill. What part of no refund don't you understand? You are not getting a refund so fuck off.
Michael O'Leary
On Ryanair's strict no-refund policy, the source of most complaints.
Weber says Germans don't like low fares. How the fuck does he know? He's never offered them any. The Germans will crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get them.
Michael O'Leary
On Jurgen Weber, Lufthansa's chief executive.
There is too much: "we really admire our competitors". All bollocks. Everyone wants to kick the shit out of everyone else. We want to beat the crap out of BA. They mean to kick the crap out of us.
Michael O'Leary
On co-existence with British Airways.
They don't call us the fighting Irish for nothing. We have been the travel innovators of Europe! We built the roads and laid the rails. Now it's the airlines!
Michael O'Leary
Our strategy is like Wal-Mart: We pile it high and sell it cheap.
Michael O'Leary
On Ryanair's strategy.
I'm Irish and we don't have to prove anything. We are God's own children.
Michael O'Leary
Free tickets. In a decade or so, airlines will pay travellers to distribute people around Europe. The airline industry is Tesco, is Ikea, is network TV in the way viewers watch for free and advertisers pay for access to them, is the internet in the same way that websites earn money for delivering click-through traffic to other sites.
Michael O'Leary
On the ultimate goal of Ryanair.
Air transport is just a glorified bus operation.
Michael O'Leary
Quoted in BusinessWeek Online, September 2002.
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Michael O'Leary: Irish businessman and chief executive of Ryanair - Europe's biggest low-cost airline carrier - since 1994. Born 1961.


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