THE travel plans of many Ryanair passengers have been thrown into disarray after the airline cancelled flights to four destinations that ran from Granada airport.
Amid accusations it was owed 1.3m euros by the local government, the budget airline announced it was cutting services to London, Liverpool, Girona and Madrid.
The company confirmed that as of May 3, 28 weekly flights will be lost along with 400 jobs.
The 400,000 annual Ryanair passengers carried through the Federico Garcia Lorca airport will now have to look elsewhere.
“It’s amazing how Ryanair loves to publish news of new destinations but keeps a very low profile when cancelling established routes,” explained Cassie Irene-Dawson, whose flight from Granada was among those included in the cull.
“It’s no surprise that Ryanair’s flights to and from Malaga have now doubled in price.”
Meanwhile, Carolyn Hasson, from Granada, was forced to wait ten days to receive her refund before rebooking her flights back to the UK via Malaga.
“What a nightmare, I had to apply for a refund on the Granada flights, wait up to ten days for the refund to clear, then re-book my flights,” explained Hasson.
Ryanair cited the “excessive costs” of continuing to operate at the airport.
Cash problems began two years ago when the city hall reneged paying its 15 per cent share of the subsidy towards supporting Ryanair’s operations at the airport.
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