16 APRIL 2012
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Said by some to be the world’s most aggravating airline, Ryanair has fallen out with Edinburgh Airport and conversely added to its Leeds Bradford operation.
Edinburgh is to lose eight routes and 60 flights from October. The Dublin-based airline’s announcement comes at a particularly sensitive time. Edinburgh, up for a forced sale by BAA, now has two contenders vying to purchase. At Edinburgh Ryanair is left with 17 winter destinations and 106 weekly flights, although it says it is open for discussion “if a competitive and realistic cost offer becomes available”. Any possible new owner will take this into consideration as well as other carriers looking for new destinations.
At Leeds Bradford the airline is showing much bluster regarding seven new destinations for this coming summer; Bergamo (for Milan), Reus (for Barcelona), Chania (Greece), Corfu, Dinard, Kos, and Tenerife South – as well as the extension of its popular Kaunas and Riga routes. www.ryanair.com
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