It will be a pleasure to watch Ryanair realising their expansion plans. Does that sound sarcastic? Well it was meant that way:
1. By growing fast, Ryanair will encounter a problem that is not completely new in aviation, as all intercontinental network carriers have it: Fixed costs! Let's see how Mr. Bigmouth copes with that one.
2. By offering services on profitable routes, they will have to battle the homeboys (LH in Germany, SAS in Scandinavia).These will react by adjusting their prices and will not be capable anymore of financing low- or non-profitable routes, and therefore will give those routes up, ground or sell aircraft, give up hubs, outsource maintenance to companies who offer cheapest (think of airport security), fire thousands of people. Very well, not the problem of Ryanair, some might say. Yes, right, but it will become one as governments will then be ready to re-regulate aviation and they will see to it, that their locals get treated a bit better.
I may be wrong, but let's wait and see what happens.
I know it's only VfB but I like it!