Ryanair 737-800. Photo: Courtesy, Boeing. Ryanair will establish a base at Manchester Airport Oct. 2, initially with two Boeing 737-800s operating on 17 routes, and has plans to grow to four aircraft and 26 routes by summer 2012. MAN will be the LCC’s 45th base. The announcement comes less than two years after it pulled nine out of 10 routes from/to the airport in a dispute over passenger charges. In August 2009, the airline said it had offered MAN an additional 28 weekly ...

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