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Posted by Jeni Evans on December 29, 2015

Despite the bad publicity received, the Irish low-cost airline Ryaniar is still flying high across Spain and will continue to do so for at least the next fiscal year for certain.

By the end of 2015, the budget airline company will have transported more than 32 million passengers in, out and around Spain during the last 12 months.

And next year, between April 2016 and March 2017, Michael O’Leary’s carrier is estimated to ferry 18.7% more passengers than this year, bringing the total up to 38 million passengers.

During the forthcoming summer season, the low-cost airline will operate in 25 Spanish airports. This is two more than this year, thanks to the new incorporations of Castellón in September and Vigo – January 2016.

In addition, the company will up the frequency of its flights from Spain by 7% to 8%, to carry out around 2,650 flights a week from this country.

This year, Ryanair will close the year as the leading airline to operate in Spain in terms of passenger numbers. After continuous bad publicity, complaints and falling profits, O’Leary finally buckled to the pressure and implemented a number of changes and reforms in order to increase demand once more.

A number of factors and new policies have led passengers to return to Ryanair and trust the company again. These include the new products for companies or families, being able to carry a second item onto the aircraft, cheaper penalties, the 90% punctuality rate, a greater presence in major airports, the early morning and late night flight times and the cheap cost of the flights themselves.

On a global level, Ryanair will have transported a total of 105 million passengers to and from various destinations, and over the next nine years it hopes to increase this total to 180 million passengers worldwide.

Its profits this year are in the region of 1.2 billion euro.

Source: www.expansion.com


  • Spain
  • Ryanair
  • tourism
  • cheap flights
  • low-cost airline
  • Michael O'Leary


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