This is the story of a small team of Irish trailblazers who made low-cost air travel available to billions of people across Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. It is a story that traces its roots back to Tony Ryan, the aviation pioneer behind leasing giant GPA and Ryanair. But it is the story of what happened next. It is the story of Irelandia, a ground-breaking aviation investment company led by Ryan’s son, Declan Ryan, a company that took Ryanair’s low cost DNA global through a string of airlines: Tiger Airways, VivaAerobus, Viva Colombia and Peru as well as Allegiant. It is a story of the ultra-competitive world of aviation, a world where fortunes can be gained and lost. Author Tom Lyons, an award-winning journalist and co-founder of business publication The Currency, takes the reader behind the scenes of this incredible journey. From the boardroom to the boarding gates, Lyons reveals how Ryan and his team brought airlines to the stock market and battled to help them avoid bankruptcy. The story of the team that became ‘Aer Dogs’ is a story about entrepreneurship, resilience, grit and overcoming the odds.