People baffled after realising Ryanair logo is harp – not ‘flying woman’

If you’ve ever booked a flight with budget airline Ryanair then no doubt you’ve spotted the iconic blue and white planes on the runway.

But, if you glance past the name and look towards the tail of the plane you’ll spot its yellow logo.

And, it turns out lots of people aren’t sure what the symbol actually is – many think it’s a flying man, or woman, or even Superman the comic book character.

But, while some of those ideas make some sense – and others make no sense – people are now realising what the logo actually is.

It all goes back to the origins of Ryanair in Ireland.

The low cost airline was founded in 1984 by Tony Ryan, Liam Lonergan and Christopher Ryan and it’s headquarters are in Swords, Ireland.

In homage to this, they themed the airline’s logo around Irish mythology.

According to Opodo, the logo is the Irish harp – the official symbol of Ireland – and not a fair of wings with air passing through them.

However, there is a human figure at the head of the harp and some people shared their theories about the logo on Reddit.

One person said: “Ryanair's logo is a woman flying.”

But another noted: “It's a harp with a female silhouette. I assume it's a reference to Ériu, a goddess of Ireland, and her harp!”

But one jokester added: “Don't care who she is.

“She shouldn't taking that big bag as carry-on.”

Other travel industry logos have surprised Brits in recent years with the Travelodge symbol having a hidden meaning.

Social media users have been left baffled by its logo, which many believed to be rolling hills and a rising sun.

However, this one woman has revealed on TikTok that this is not actually the case.

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According to TikTok user @__chxrll the logo is actually of someone SLEEPING.

In the video where she reveals the wild discovery, the woman casually munches on crisps as she explained: “My dumb a*** thinking about how the Travelodge logo is a person sleeping.”

She then shows a picture of the logo and added: "For years I thought it was HILLS."

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