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Ryanair to slash flights in Spain due to soaring airport taxes
30 November 2012 @ 01:01

LOW-COST airline Ryanair has announced it will drastically reduce its flights to and from Spain as a result of rocketing airport taxes. This will mean the loss of around 4.5 million passengers and 4,500 jobs, plus a reduction of 25 million euros received annually by airport governing body AENA.


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watchmanager said:
01 December 2012 @ 07:53

True to form. What with Alicante and now this, reading between the lines and possibly getting it wrong, it appears that Mr O'Liar y is probably downsizing in readiness to liquidation. Time to bail out, don't you think?

Graham said:
01 December 2012 @ 08:58

Just a hard nosed businessman who usually gets his way like he did at Alicante.

Go out of business - no chance!

watchmanager said:
01 December 2012 @ 09:38

Don't be so sure Graham. That hard nose business man has slashed his profits by millions & millions and intending to do so again whilst making staff redundant, ruining local airports, mothballing aircraft etc. His sabre rattlling didn't work at Alicante - or did it? They gave into him by giving him the option of free buses. Why refuse that? He 'wanted' to get rid of the Alicante flights. If airbridges were so much of a principle to him then why give in and still use them from the bigger airports such as Manchester, East Mids, etc? Bigger companies than him have gone under! and he's getting smaller by the day. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a ryanair basher. They gave me cheap, ontime travel from my local airport and if they were still operating into Alicante I would be using them now, but I can't because of his Alicante stance, these local airports such as Humberside, Sheffield/Doncaster are no longer being flown from. This means I have an hour and three quarter trip to East Mids now plus parking. Still to be on Ryanair and using the airbridges in Alicante.

Venator said:
01 December 2012 @ 10:11

I would suggest you read the whole article, in Think Spain. I would not want to see the demise of Ryan Air as I still think they give good value and service in difficult times. You gets what you pays for and I for one do not want to pay Fly Be rates from my other local airport too often....

Gibbo said:
01 December 2012 @ 11:07

I am not really a Ryanair fan but must admit we have used his new service this year from Manchester to Malaga on a couple of occasions and cannot fault it. The flights always left on time and arrived early which is more than you can say for the likes of Monarch who have become a nightmare with delays and late cancellation of flights. Just hope the Malaga flights continue.

joanna said:
01 December 2012 @ 19:31

You would have to pay me to get on a Ryan Air plane, it's no loss.

Jules said:
01 December 2012 @ 23:52

Just booked flights to Murcia for 10 days in May 2013 no taxes best price I've had in ages. Never fault Ryanair if you keep to their rules you can't go wrong. Our other option is Aer Lingus and way to expensive.

David Wislon said:
02 December 2012 @ 20:48

Why not try a regional airline like Yorkshire Airways - they even do Black Pudding for afters.

Watchmanager said:
03 December 2012 @ 08:27

I've flown Yorkshire airlines and their black pudding is second to none. Check out Yorkshire Airlines video on youtube. You won't be disappointed.

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