Ryanair cancels routes following government decree. Flights to Sardinia -8%

In response, Ryanair has announced the cancellation of flights on around ten routes in Sardinia Decree law against high airfares approved by the Council of Ministers on August 7th. In Cagliari the CCO of the Irish airline, Jason McGuinnessannounced the reduction in connections to and from the island originally planned for the winter flight season.

Today the low-cost airline was supposed to present the program in a joint press conference with Sogaer, the management company of Cagliari airport, but the event was canceled and replaced by a short meeting with journalists during which Ryanair’s commercial director explained the Italian government’s decree as “illegal”. The effect, McGuinnes said, is that there will be a reduction in carrier capacity and therefore a reduction a general increase in prices for passengers. McGuinnes reported that the company had proposed to the government to block the measure and abolish the municipal surcharge at all airports: this would allow Ryanair to base 40 additional aircraft in Italy, which would mean 20 million more passengers every year and 20,000 jobs in related industries.

This winter The Cagliari-Trieste connections and those between Alghero and Treviso and Bari airports are expected to be skipped. In addition, there will be fewer flights from Cagliari and Rome, Milan, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Naples, Venice, Catania and Brussels airports.

The Minister of Economy and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, recently started talks with the main airlines operating in Italy and those that intend to open new routes

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