Irish low price service Ryanair not too long ago introduced the launch of “assured lowest fares” on six new routes to the Greek locations of Kos, Rodos and Volos.
In line with the airline’s announcement, Ryanair’s Greek routes will function from Kos, Rodos and Volos to Milan (Bergamo), Kos and Volos to Frankfurt (Hahn) and from Rodos to/from Pisa as of Might 2010.
With regard as to if Ryanair would contemplate cooperation with Athens Worldwide Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos and enter the Athens market, press studies say that this is able to rely if the airport operator would present willingness to scale back aviation expenses.
Native market analysts say that Eleftherios Venizelos has excessive aviation expenses, which aren’t suited to low-cost operations.
Press studies marvel if the Athens Airport’s latest resolution on freezing airport expenses all through 2010 might be the primary signal of a willingness to barter additional on expenses.
AIA’s excessive aviation expenses have been additionally highlighted by the Hellenic Affiliation of Airline Representatives (SAAE) to Deputy Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Nikos Sifounakis in a gathering held final month.
The affiliation’s president Dinos Frantzeskakis knowledgeable the deputy minister that because of excessive aviation expenses Athens airport has not achieved to turn into a hub between Asia and Europe to the specified extent.
Mr. Frantzeskakis underlined that the contract that foresees an extension of the airport’s utilization ought to be renegotiated and the airport’s consumer charges diminished.
AIA’s present contract prohibits the operation of one other airport inside the distance of 100 kilometers.
SAAE underlined that AIA have to be satisfied to permit the operation of a separate low price terminal inside the current house at a lot decrease prices.