Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ryanair slam Stansted Airport and BAA


In a press release this morning the Irish Low Cost Carrier, Ryanair called for the early sale of Stansted Airport after BAA's own figures that passenger traffic at the airport collapsed by 19% in May and highlighted that traffic has now plummeted by 15% at London Stansted in the first five months of 2009.
Ryanair's Stephen McNamara said,

"Today's confirmation that London Stansted traffic has collapsed by 19% so far this year, proves that the Competition Commission's recommendation that that airport be sold is the only way to protect London tourism and jobs and we call for the fast-tracking of its sale in order to tackle the airport's plummeting traffic.
The abysmal performance of the BAA airports underlines the urgent need for government action to protect UK tourism and UK jobs...."