To call Ryanair the “Millwall of the skies” is not a precise analogy. While the Irish airline’s bosses may currently share with the fans of the south-east London football club the sense that nobody is especially fond of them, Ryanair is rather better placed than mid-table in the Championship. Even with 25 planes grounded through the winter because of a shortage of available pilots, the airline will carry 129 million people this year. That’s about 15,000 times the average home attendance at Millwall FC’s Den.
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