Ryanair touches down at three more cities
5 November 2004
MADRID- Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is in talks to begin flights to an additional nine airports in Spain, El Pais reported Friday.
The Spanish daily, citing chairman Michael 0’Leary, said Ryanair already operates flights to eight airports in Spain, and soon will begin service to three others.
O’Leary told the newspaper that the budget carrier was eyeing about 80 new airports in total in Europe, including six in Italy and 17 in Germany, as part of its expansion programme. He did not provide further detail.
“There is in fact a long queue of airports which are after our flights,” O’Leary said.
In Spain, Ryanair is due to begin flights to Zaragoza from 1 December, to Almeria from 19 January, and to Seville in February, according to the newspaper.
Iberia, the leading Spanish carrier, announced in mid-October that it may file a complaint against Ryanair at the European Commission on grounds that it has received illegal aid from regional governments in Spain.
Subject: Spanish news