Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

State aid and Ryanair.

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

State aid and Ryanair.

Old 18th Oct 2001, 20:29
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: in the neck,but holding short
Posts: 46
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Question State aid and Ryanair.

It was reported in the Irish Times on Monday 15th that Sabena were set to sue over funding annually given to Ryanair by the Walloon regional government.The figure mentioned was 9.3 million IR.I don't know how true this but I would be interested to hear of any other "sweeteners" ppruners might be aware of at other airfields.
fionan is offline  
Old 18th Oct 2001, 20:56
  #2 (permalink)  
The Guvnor
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Cool

In fact, it isn't a sweetner (as normally defined by day to day Belgian business ethics) - but is rather the standard discounts available to airlines prepared to start new routes. It's a combination of discounts on airport charges and shared advertising costs.

Incidentally, Aer Rianta now offers such deals for the first four years of a new route's operation.

Perhaps EI should sue FR for that as well!
 
Old 19th Oct 2001, 03:36
  #3 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: in the neck,but holding short
Posts: 46
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Angry

Guvnor RTFQ!!!
fionan is offline  
Old 19th Oct 2001, 19:34
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: ireland
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Post

Two years ago when Knock tried to introduce a pax levy to offset the loss of revenue with the loss of duty free, RYR threatened to pull off the route. In the scrap that followed it emerged that Knock gave their grant from the government straight over to MOL under the guise of a marketing sub. Kerry also are under the same cosh and duly hand over a large sum, otherwise RYR would pull the route. Considering that they make a profit of 100m from 10m pax with "cheap fares", the spondulicks has to come from somewhere. How else could they afford to pay drivers filmstar wages.
masterplanner is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.