Ryanair called on the Scottish government to reintroduce the Route Development Fund, which operated in 2002-07, in order to reverse the 6.3% fall in passenger traffic at Scottish airports in the first eight months of this year. It blamed the UK's £10 ($16.33) air passenger duty for the decline. The LCC said it could increase passenger numbers by 1.5 million per year and create 1,500 new jobs in Scotland if a development support scheme for new routes was restored. It repeated its plea ...

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