BUSINESS IN SHORT

Ryanair to open its base in Bratislava

IRISH low-cost airline Ryanair will open its first base in Slovakia, in Bratislava, next March. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary unveiled the company’s plans in Bratislava on November 13. Investments are planned at €160.6 million.

IRISH low-cost airline Ryanair will open its first base in Slovakia, in Bratislava, next March. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary unveiled the company’s plans in Bratislava on November 13. Investments are planned at €160.6 million.

Ryanair will base two airplanes here, and 16 routes will operate from this base. A new to route will be launched: to Madrid. The new base should bring 60 flights weekly and one million passengers annually. O’Leary hopes that they could later extend the fleet with the third and fourth aircrafts and double the number of passengers to 2 million within five years, the SITA newswire wrote.

According to Ivan Trhlík, director general of the Letisko M. R. Štefánika in Bratislava, by opening the base, the airport gets definitively put on the aerial map of Europe, the TASR newswire wrote.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

So blue! Slovakia has another record in UNESCO

It is not easy to create a perfect blueprinted fabric.

Russia expels Slovak military diplomat

He must leave the country within 48 hours.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak airports have unused potential

But several obstacles prevent their growth.

The Transport Ministry will receive more funds from the 2019 budget to support the development of airports in Slovakia.

How can we improve the integration of foreigners in Bratislava?

Municipalities recognise there is a lack of outreach on the part of administrators to foreigners, but the problem goes both ways.

Several foreigners attended the latest round table hosted by the Human Rights League.