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Ryanair eyes domestic routes in Sweden

8 Jan 2013, 16:15

Published: 08 Jan 2013 16:15 GMT+01:00

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Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary also said on Tuesday that the company was planning to fly from additional airports in Sweden in the future.

"We're keen to develop in Sweden, but we're going to need more planes. This will happen between 2014 and 2016," he said at the conference, according to the Göteborgs-Posten newspaper (GP).

O'Leary said the company planned to add up to 200 extra Boeings to its fleet.

When O'Leary was probed about competitor SAS's recent claims that Ryanair lies about the weight of its aircraft to reduce fees, he denied the accusations.

"It's not true. We're focusing instead on continuing to grow," he told the TT agency.

If Ryanair indeed was providing inaccurate aircraft weight figures to European aviation agency Eurocontrol, the airline would enjoy lower landing fees.

O'Leary wished the Scandinavian airline the best of luck in the future.

"We wish SAS luck and hope they hang around. It's good to have competition so the consumers have more choice. And with the prices they charge - ours seem even lower."

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17:38 January 8, 2013 by Boar
I am sure it will be a success for Ryanair. Most want cheap ride instead of comfort. People can even stand if the charge from Stockholm to Göteborg is 200 sek instead of 400 sek. Bad time started for SAS. Hmm.
18:33 January 8, 2013 by Reason and Realism
Domestic flight? The RyanAir Stockholm to Gothenburg flight would simply be the plane flying one loop around Skavsta airport and landing, and then you take the bus the rest of the way to your destination.
19:28 January 8, 2013 by Boar
I mean for the people who live near Skavsta and Nyköpng can travel. They can make flight as a priority instead of Bus, Train and car. If the price is 400 or 500 sek is cheap price and faster. They can even buy nice food. Free service is also provided with the attendants, without even moving from your seats. X2000 is not cheap either and it has self service restaurant.
21:59 January 8, 2013 by johan rebel
Bring ti on, Ryanair! Show SAS a thing or two. That airline has been a drain on the treasuries of three countries for far too long.
23:08 January 8, 2013 by Beavis
sas were morons to try and take on ryan.. ryan will teach them what its all about and soon sas will go bye bye and it will be Norwegian or ryan..thankfully breaking sas who have crippled the domestic market for years with their outrageous prices
05:52 January 9, 2013 by philster61
Ryanair.....The hidden air fares airline. I for one will not be flying with them ever....They should change their name to Chav Airlines... or Welfare airlines.....
08:32 January 9, 2013 by RobinHood
Ryan Air CEO Michael O Leary is the sort of man who says all sorts of things he doesn't really mean.

Don't believe a word he says until you actually see the planes taking off.
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