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Kaunas Airport head expressed concern over Ryanair expansion

Danuta Pavilenene, BC, Vilnius, 11.02.2010.Print version
Kaunas Airport head Arijandas Sliupas expressed concern over planned Irish budget carrier's Ryanair plans to open its base in Kaunas, LETA reported, referring to ELTA.

As reported, Ryanair plans to open its base in Kaunas, the first base in Central Europe in May this year. In Lithuania's second largest city Ryanair will have two planes and will offer customers 18 routes, including 9 new destinations.

 

Arijandas Sliupas warned that any airline may cancel flights from Kaunas: "Every airline could say that it feels unhappy, and cease flying".

 

According to Sliupas, the airport's low fees decrease as flight traffic grows, and no airline is bound by a long-term commitment.

 

Kaunas Airport authority noted that infrastructure improvement is the airport's concern, and emphasised that the airport is not so well-equipped to manage growing passenger flows.

 

As LETA wrote, Kaunas Airport will operate flights to Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, London, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Tampere.

 

According to Head of the British airlines Ryanair Michael O'Leary, Ryanair will invest approximately 140,000 million dollars in the new Kaunas base, will sustain around 1,000 jobs with over 120 weekly flights.






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