Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ryanair versus Aena


Ryanair are threatening to withdraw 80% of their flights at Alicante airport, Aena are insisting that all flights must be boarded by the airbridges in the new terminal, this according to Ryanair will increase boarding and passenger arrival times and cost them annually 2 million euros extra, the boarding and arrival is normally achieved through front and rear doors of the aircraft and the airbridge will mean only the front doors can be used which will drastically increase their 25 minute turnaround time. At present Ryanair are responsible for 4 million passengers passengers passing through Alicante if they do withdraw it will bring it down to 1,5 million, Around 12 UK routes will disappear including Bournemouth, Doncaster, Humberside, Manchester,Stanstead, Gatwick, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol.
It has been reported that Budget airline Air Berlin are prepared take up the routes if they are dropped by Ryanair.
Ryanair of cause would also be losing a substantial revenue so i imagine will try to locate at another airport, none would be so handy for Benidorm and the coastal strip to Torrevieja, but there is the new Murcia airport at Corvera due start taking and recieving flights late summer 2011, and the wonderfull Murcia San Javier.


Anonymous said...

This new part of the airport is all well and good but there is still no public transport between Alicante airport and Torrevieja.

John and Mary Middleton said...

A new service is starting later this month!