It is not a good time for those who decided to travel in the next few months by taking a plane and to do so chose to rely on Ryanair, the Irish low cost airline: due to the backlog of pilots and staff on board, in fact, they were canceled 2100 flights between September and October and a cut of 34 other routes was announced until March 2018. But which Italian airports are most exposed to the cancellation of scheduled flights? Il Sole 24 Ore made a point on the situation.
A total of about 700 thousand passengers will remain on the ground or seek alternative travel solutions. Among the 34 routes canceled until March, 11 are Italian and 7 concern only the airport of Trapani . And in the previous wave of cancellations 700 flights were missed, with an impact also on airports with large volumes of traffic like those in Milan and Rome.
In Italy, Ryanair operates in 27 different airports, some of which are of great importance for our country.
Among those affected by the cancellations there are also large centers such as Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino, but the discomfort was felt above all on the structures where the majority of the traffic is generated by the Irish carrier. At the airport of Trapani, decimated by the removal of seven flights, Ryanair affects 97% of traffic: 1.4 million passengers. […] In Bergamo Orio al Serio, considered by Ryanair as one of the busiest airports on “continental scale”, the low cost carrier accounts for 82% of annual passengers. The equivalent of 9.2 million customers.
If from Trapani they say that “the consequences will be very heavy”, even Veneto suffers because of the Irish company’s vacation plan.
At the “Canova” airport in Treviso, managed by the same group that Save controls the airports of Venice and Verona, Ryanair affects 85% of the routes and will lose in the winter season the routes to Sofia (Bulgaria) and Hamburg (Germany). A total of 5 departures lost per week. […] Other inconveniences are expected at Pisa airport (2 million Ryanair passengers a year and 2 suspended sections over London and Sofia) and in Alghero, Sardinia: the Irish company has announced that it will dismantle the connections with Europe, leaving only three domestic flights.