Ryanair will open a base in Beauvais

It is the company’s fourth base in France after Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

By Le Figaro with AFP

Ryanair planes at London Stansted Airport, September 18, 2020.
Ryanair planes at London Stansted Airport, September 18, 2020. ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

Irish airline Ryanair announced on Wednesday that it plans to open a new French base in Beauvais, in the Oise, from December, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic and the drop in traffic.

«We are delighted to announce an investment of $ 200 million for Ryanair’s fourth French base at Paris-Beauvais airport. This development will create more than 2,300 direct and indirect jobs», Assures Jason McGuinness, commercial director of Ryanair. Ryanair already has bases in Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

Jason McGuinness adds that Paris-Beauvais airport continues to offer “competitive airport charges, which is a way to increase traffic and open new lines for Ryanair’s fourth French base“. The new base will allow Ryanair to connect the Paris region to 13 European countries.

Reduction of thefts

The company “low cost»Announced last week to further reduce its flights for October, the month during which it will run at 40% of its capacity because of the impact on demand of travel restrictions decided by governments to stem the pandemic.

Travel restrictions often criticized by the boss of the group Michael O’Leary, like the quarantine required in the United Kingdom on return from several countries, and which threaten to worsen as the epidemic spreads.

Faced with this context, Ryanair announced a restructuring plan which involves the elimination of 3,000 jobs. The Ryanair group, which also includes the companies Buzz, Lauda and Malta Air, claimed 149 million passengers a year before the pandemic and some 17,000 employees.

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