Ryanair: take-off and landing fees in Girona only half as high as in Barcelona
GIRONA / CATALONIA / SPAIN:
For months, the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair rides on the argument that the take-off and landing fees in Girona would be far too high and would no longer be economical. This was contradicted by the Director-General of Spain's airports, Javier Marin, who stated that the costs in Girona were only half as high as in Barcelona, and that the airport would also provide a very good service. All empty air from Ryanair.
Marin continued, "Removing the base in January does not mean Ryanair is leaving." In this context, the director of the Airports of Aena predicts that the activities in Vilobí d'Onyar in the next few years will increase beyond "cyclical" situations that, for example, trigger the decision of Ryanair, so that other lines could take the place of the Irish ..
On the other hand, Marín referred to the completion of Brexit - the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union planned for 31 October - as one of the reasons for the revaluation of Ryanair's bases, which apart from Girona, also in the Canary Islands plans to close. The effect that Brexit could have "influences the decisions of the British" as well as those of the airlines. In this context, the Director-General of Aeropuertos de AENA recalled that the Spanish and British airports exchange 45 million passengers each year.