Ryanair to grow again at Manchester

Ryanair is to make Manchester its 45th base in October 2011 initially with two based aircraft and 17 routes, growing to four aircraft and 26 routes by summer 2012.

The move comes less than two years after Ryanair closed or switched to competitor airports nine of the 10 Manchester routes it had at the time, claiming that the airport’s charges were too high. The airport sais a the time that it did not believe that charges as low as £3 per passenger were unreasonable.

According to Ryanair, the base will deliver up to 2 million passengers a year, 2,000 jobs and up to 260 weekly flights through investment of more than $280 million at Manchester.

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