IRISH low cost airline Ryanair will open its first base in Slovakia at Bratislava Airport in March 2015. The base will initially have two planes, each worth 100 million USD, carrying sixteen regular flights to and from the capital of Slovakia, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary announced at a news conference in Bratislava on November 13, the SITA newswire reported.
“I hope that we will succeed to bring even third or fourth plane to Bratislava after some time,” O’Leary said, as quoted by SITA, “which means that we will have another 10 or 15 new destinations all around the Europe.”
The firm will invest more than $200 million and plans to transport nearly 1 million passengers per year, according to the TASR newswire.
According to O’Leary, within five years the number of transported passengers travelling from Bratislava should increase to 2 million, but it is possible to reach even 5 or 10 million, Sme daily reported.
Source: TASR, SITA, Sme
Compiled by Roman Cuprik from press reports
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14. Nov 2014 at 14:00