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By John Collingridge City Reporter The regional airline, which yesterday reported record full-year profits up 20m to 35.4m, is the second airline to announce large expansion plans at Leeds Bradford.Irish budget carrier Ryanair last month said it hopes to expand to up to 20 routes from the airport depending on talks with its management.Flybe chief commercial officer Mike Rutter said it plans to expand the number of routes flown to 15 or 16 from the current four.Within three years Flybe hopes...
Despite "undoubted challenges", the carrier said it had performed strongly as its fuel-efficient fleet and hedging strategy protected it from surging oil prices.A lower dependence on leisure travel - with 80 per cent of its capacity aimed at business and regular travellers - also helped to insulate the business, Flybe said.The carrier, which flew more than seven million passengers last year from airports including Leeds Bradford International and Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield, increased...
RYANAIR warned yesterday that it may make its first loss since 1989 because it plans to cut fares in response to high fuel costs and the threat of recession. Europe's biggest low cost carrier said it expected to take market share by reducing ticket prices.
Chief executive John Parkin, left, and Tony Hallwood, commercial and aviation development director, lend a hand as work gets under way on the first phase of a major scheme to improve Leeds Bradford International Airport.
UK-based Air Southwest has announced that it is increasing the number of flights from the Plymouth City Airport in Plymouth, Devon, to the Leeds Bradford International Airport in West Yorkshire from the start of August 2008.
ANALYSTS say low-cost airline Jet2.com is contracting after an overly ambitious expansion. Dart Group, which owns the airline, yesterday told shareholders it would not be paying a dividend "given both the current economic climate and trading performance for the year".
RYANAIR has announced two new scheduled routes to Spain from Leeds Bradford International Airport. The budget airline will operate flights three times a week to Alicante and four times a week to Girona Barcelona, starting this winter.
LOW-COST airline Ryanair is slashing the number of its flights operating between Dublin and Leeds Bradford. The move will see the number of flights cut from 19 to 13, a 31 per cent reduction, and comes as the firm seeks to cut passengers numbers out of Dublin Airport by around half a million.
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