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Published on August 2nd, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer

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Ryanair Add More Greek Routes from Dublin

Ryanair has announced that it is to offer three new routes from Dublin to Greece from mid-August. The new routes to Corfu, Mykonos and Thira will be operated twice per week for the remaining part of the summer season as Ryanair try to make up for the losses due to Coronavirus. Ryanair will offer an extra rotation on their Dublin to Chania route bringing it to four return services per week.

Ryanair has returned to flying since 1st July and it hopes to fly 40% of its July schedule, rising to 60% in August and possibly 70% in September. Ryanair has also said that it will maintain its flights between the UK and Spain despite the decision by the British Government to impose a 14 day quarantine on arriving passengers since 26th July.

As negotiations with Unions continue, Michael O’Leary has said that some bases in Spain and Italy are likely to close if agreement cannot be reached with the staff regarding necessary pay cuts at this time. Ryanair has already announced that bases at Frankfurt Hahn, Weeze and Berlin Tegel will close before the winter season this year. Ryanair subsidiary Lauda Air has announced it will close its base in Stuttgart, Germany later this year.

Lauda Air Airbus A320

Ryanair subsidiary Lauda Air has also announced that it will be moving its base from Austria to Malta and will become known as Lauda Europe from November when it starts operating flights. The move is expected to bring financial benefits for the airline in reduced costs and taxes and for many employees as it will minimise the impact caused by so-called double taxation agreements. All crews currently fall under Austria’s tax law, no matter where they are based. Lauda currently have bases in Vienna, Dusseldorf and Palma de Mallorca.

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