The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, said today to EFE that he expects the low-cost airline will strengthen its presence in Barajas and other Spanish airports next winter.
O’Leary said the airline is discussing with Aena the “new rules” for the forthcoming winter season, but he declined to provide further details.
During the press conference in Brussels, Ryanair’s spokesman Jonathan Brisy, also emphasized in the “chance” that means for the airline the Iberia’s “loss of capabilities”, a situation which is similar to other countries.
Moreover, Brisy said the new flight between the main Brussels airport and Ibiza, will only operate during the summer. Once this season ends in October, Ryanair will evaluate the continuity of the connections to Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia.
At that time, the low-cost airline will consider whether a connection between Brussels-Zaventem and Madrid starts, which now has flights only from Brussels-Charleroi, located about 50 kilometers from the capital of Europe. “Madrid could then be an option”, said Brisy to EFE.