Ryanair to continue shifting to bases that support 'a return'
Ryanair announced it will continue to respond to tax increases and any unwelcome regimes by shifting aircraft and bases "to where the conditions support the generation of a commercial return" (Reuters, 17-Nov-2010). Director of new route development, Ken O'Toole, said that many new aircraft have been assigned new routes and warned the process of withdrawing capacity at Dublin will continue "in response to government mismanagement of aviation, the introduction of an aviation tax at the height of the crisis, the continuing increase of airport costs".
Ryanair: "The most worrying thing from an Irish perspective is that outbound flows remain pretty solid, it is the inbound flows that have collapsed, and with the island nation depending on air travel for leisure, this is not a good situation to be in," Ken O'Toole, Director of new route development. Source: Reuters, 17-Nov-2010.