27 AUGUST 2018


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Article from BTNews 27 AUGUST 2018

Ryanair spreads its wings

A claimed investment of $200m at Luton Airport with two new based aircraft, making six in total, and the addition of six new routes for winter 2018-19 was announced last week by Ryanair. The airline will now be operating 107 flights a week.

With the new services – to Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork and Malaga – and more flights on its existing Vilnius route, the Luton schedule will now deliver a total of 21 routes, which the airline says will help to deliver 2.2m customers a year.

Luton Airport CEO Nick Barton said: "Ryanair’s decision to expand its presence here is a testament to our transformation into a world-class international airport.

“Our continued work with airline partners means passengers now have more choice of destinations than ever before. We look forward to continuing to work with Ryanair as we grow and transform."

• Ryanair and the Irish pilots' union Fórsa have reached agreement in their dispute over base transfers, promotions, annual leave and other issues, the union said last week. The deal is now being balloted, with the union recommending acceptance.

The dispute resulted in five days of strike action by around 100 of the airline’s 350 Irish-based pilots.


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