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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Ryanair's decision to withdraw routes unlikely to have major economic impact

by Richard Critchley, Transport Policy Manager

Ryanair's decision to withdraw routes out of Manchester is disappointing, but unlikely to have any major economic impact. Over a hundred airlines fly from Manchester serving many of the same destinations as Ryanair, so the area will continue to have access to these key destinations.

Proposals by the airline to relocate many of the routes to other nearby airports and create a new base at Leeds Bradford International, will hopefully mitigate many of the potential job loses and provide opportunities for staff to be relocated elsewhere within the company.

It is essential that Manchester Airport continues to work in the interest of all the airlines and passengers by investing in improved facilities, attracting new airlines and increasing flights to new destinations.

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