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Ryanair Expects to Grow Significantly in Italy by 2030

Ryanair expects to grow significantly in Italy over the coming years, to the point where it is carrying 100 million passengers on flights to and from the country, alone, by 2030.

The airline currently carries around 60 million people, per year, across its Italian route network.

Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary stated the expectation at a press conference in Rome, earlier this week, citing potential slots – at the Italian capital’s Fiumicino Airport – become available by way of Lufthansa’s merger with Italy’s ITA Airways, with the German giant looking to by 41% of its Italian rival.

“We think Lufthansa should be allowed to buy ITA but with appropriate slot handover to protect competition in Linate (Milan) and Fuimicino,” Mr O’Leary said.

Ryanair also expects to take delivery of 40 of its due Boeing planes by the middle of July, Mr O’Leary confirmed in Italy.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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