Ryanair cuts domestic flights in Greece and closes its base in Chania, Crete!

Ryanair has announced it will be reducing domestic greek flights. Nikolaos Lardis, the airlines marketing manager for the eastern Mediterranean said ‘regrettably, current airport charges at the majority of greek airports encourage peak-only services in the summer on international routes.’

Ryanair announced it will be transferring planes from Athens and Chania to bases in Germany from the 1st of June where the airline is expanding its services.

As the result of the decision, the airlines base in Chania will close. Ryanair will continue its Athens services to and from Santorini, Mykonos and Thessaloniki this summer,  all the other domestic flights in Greece will be cancelled!

According to the announcement, the airline’s decision will also result in the cancellation of four low-frequency flights from Chania to Katowice, Memmingen, Venice Treviso and Vilnius.

Ryanair blames Farport Greece for raising charges for the airline. Ryanair’s chief commercial officer David O Brien said the company appealed to ministers to drop the charges.

Source: Independent