Ryanair yesterday announced winter cuts at both Dublin and Shannon, blaming Ireland's €10 ($13.84) "tourist tax" for an 11% year-over-year fall in passenger traffic at DUB in the first five months of 2009. From the start of the winter schedule it will reduce the number of aircraft based at DUB to 16 from 17 and at SNN to three from four. It will cut 44 weekly flights from its DUB schedule and 36 from SNN, resulting in 350 and 300 job losses respectively. "Further cuts can be expected ...

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