Ryanair is continuing to eliminate unprofitable routes.
The airport installed boarding bridges and notified Ryanair that landing fees would go up to pay for them. Ryanair say they don't need the bridges and doesn't really need Alicante. Alicante has not backed down for "safety reasons". There are other airports nearby and Ryanair has pulled out 9 of its former 11 737-800's that were based in Alicante.
More : http://www.euroweeklynews.com/news/cost ... riday.html
Ryanair fligts to Fez and Marakesh withdrawn.
Several UK - Barcelona services have been dropped, including Iberia’s Heathrow service, all Flyglobespan flights, bmibaby’s Cardiff and Manchester routes, easyJet’s East Midlands services and some of Ryanair’s Girona links. However, Bmibaby started East Midlands flights and Ryanair began serving Barcelona El Prat. EasyJet remains the biggest airline in the market with 96 weekly departures, beating Ryanair with 64 and British Airways with 63.
However, it seems that Barcelona is a better year round destination than the rapidly declining Girona - Costa Brava - P-O market (And why fly to Girona if you really wanted Barcelona ?).
Ryanair is switching Girona flights to Barcelona (and increasingly Beziers) and it may be too late for the new Girona management to reverse the trend.
http://www.anna.aero/2011/10/26/monarch ... ona-market