Ronan Air is a strange Hungarian startup airline. It has a seemingly functioning website, an official Facebook site, but none of its planes has ever taken off. The company started its operation in 2014. They had big plans for 2019 but then disappeared. Now they are recruiting again and would like to fly to Toronto, the Persian Gulf, and multiple Indian metropolises.
According to airportal.hu, Ronan Air is now recruiting pilots and flight attendants for its new flight with the call sign CRJ200. Furthermore, they would like to hire 16 employees for administration and management.
The company started in 2014. In 2017, they presented a counter on their website, which then disappeared, just like the company. Their headquarters was in a small shop in Vecsés, a rural city in Hungary near the international airport of Budapest. But their website seems to be functioning. They even have a frequent flyer program, which is amusing because they never had a plane that took off. Besides, they write on their website that they had no delayed flights.
Here is their optimistic 2019 graphic:
According to a pop-up, RonanAir is almost ready for the start, and you will be able to book flights soon. Their system shows multiple destinations. Among others, there are Calcutta and Mumbai in India, Dubai, Toronto and Istanbul. Furthermore, there are Bern in Switzerland, Bremen in Germany, Grenoble in France, Innsbruck in Austria, Maribor in Slovenia and Split in Croatia. Of course, the search does not give actual flights.
The website has been updated several times since 2014. For example, a pop-up tells you that from 7 March 2022, face masks are not obligatory on board planes in Hungary.
Ronan Air would like to hire people in 16 different positions: pilots with experience, flight attendants, training pilots, administrators, IT experts, and managers.
They say they aim to become Europe’s leading airline with a CRJ/AIRBUS fleet and a progressive attitude. Moreover, they would like to be at the forefront of innovation and technology.
Based on the company register, Ronan Air Ltd’s shared capital reaches HUF 3.34 billion (EUR 8.7 million), and their main operation area is passenger transport. Their owner is Nanayakkara Godeliyanage Rohana, and the headquarters is in a family house in Gyál. Gyál is also a town close to Budapest, in Pest county. The firm has two legal representatives: Dr Palitha Tikiri Bandara Kohona, who lives in Australia and the Canadian Nanayakkara Thanushka Godaliyanage.
Weird airline. We would be surprised if any of its planes would ever take off anywhere in the world.
….then it is a fantasy airline….