24 JANUARY 2022


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Article from BTNews 24 JANUARY 2022

Ryanair and Dublin *

In spite of Michael O'Leary's moans and complaints about Dublin Airport, Ryanair has announced its largest ever summer schedule from the airport.

The airline, over the main summer holiday months, will serve over 120 destinations with 900 weekly flights available.

Ryanair says it is increasing its investment with the basing of a 33rd aircraft at Dublin Airport this summer, representing a further $100m investment.  It claims a total financing at the airport of $3.3bn.  As with most Ryanair press releases money figures need to be taken with a pinch of salt.  The airline claims that it will create 30 direct jobs with the extra aircraft, a somewhat optimistic figure as the plane requires five flight deck crews (ten pilots) and three sets of cabin staff (also ten, maximum).


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Tim Procter, United Kingdom

Seems to be some Diane Abbott maths here, said Mr Ferrari. For 32 aircraft, Mr O'L has a thousand staff, flight deck & cabin. He's not going to single out just 30 more. All smoke and mirrors. Much like betting on his dubious horses.