Ryanair cancels connections from Modlin. He prefers other airports

Ryanair cancels connections from Modlin.  He prefers other airports

The European airline does not want to develop its base at the airport near Warsaw. Ryanair planes will be handed over to the ports in Poznań and Katowice.

The cheap European carrier will transfer two of the seven aircraft stationed at the airport near Warsaw. We informed about Ryanair's changes regarding the airport in Modlin at the end of January. Now the low-budget airline announces further cuts related to the removal of two planes. In return, the Irish air carrier will expand its base in Poznań and Kraków, offering new routes and increasing the frequency of flights.

Modlin airport loses Ryanair

The Warsaw-Modlin airport, opened in 2012, was supposed to be an auxiliary airport for Okęcie. For years, it served as the main base of low-cost airlines, but over time they began to look to other regions of Poland or launch routes from Chopin Airport. Despite this, the port near Warsaw generated record profits in 2023. Now, however, the Modlin airport must face Ryanair's decision to cut routes again. “We are very disappointed that once again we have to significantly reduce our passenger numbers and network at Warsaw-Modlin Airport – the only Ryanair airport in Poland where we are not growing this year,” says Jason McGuinness, Chief Commercial Director at Ryanair. The Modlin airport will now lose two of the seven planes that will be transferred to the airports in Poznań and Katowice.

Investments in Poznań and Katowice

Ryanair blames “inept management” of the airport authorities for the reduced flight schedule. “It is incomprehensible that the management team of Warsaw-Modlin Airport has over the last 12 months supervised the loss of 1 million seats, the reduction of the flight network on over 40 routes and has not yet been held accountable for its grossly inept management,” we read. Ryanair complains primarily about increased fees at the capital's second airport, which is why it sees its successes in the airports in Katowice and Poznań. This season, the Wielkopolska airport will add as many as five more connections.

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