Ryanair announced deep cuts of “up to 80%” at its Alicante base from October 2011, following AENA Alicante’s decision last week to force passengers to board via airbridges instead of stairs, which it asserts “will cost more than €2 million ($2.8 million) per year.” The LCC, which has been operating at ALC for more than five years without using airbridges, has submitted a formal complaint to the Spanish government and the European Commission for what it ...

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