Ryanair cuts back on flights

Ryanair is reducing the number of flights it operates from London Stansted airport by 40 percent for the winter period.

The airline blames this on the increase in air passenger duty tax and Stansted being one of Ryanair’s most expensive bases.

It has been operating 40 planes from the Essex airport during the summer but this will fall to just 24 this winter.

The other 16 planes normally based at Stansted will be relocated to other European airports.

Last winter Ryanair cut back from 36 planes to 28.

The Algarve Resident contacted Ryanair to obtain details of how this will affect flights to and from the Algarve, but no-one was available to provide the information by the time we went to press on Wednesday.

The news comes a week after announcements by several other UK-based airlines as many are cutting back their schedules for the winter season.

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