Ryanair announced summer cutbacks at Liverpool owing to unfavorable exchange rates and the UK government's £10 ($14.22) air passenger duty that the LCC said is "devastating" traffic at the airport. It will reduce the number of aircraft based at LPL to six from seven and the number of weekly flights by 14% to 163, resulting in 50 job cuts. It recently has drawn down its service at several other airports for similar reasons (ATWOnline, Feb. 13) and like those cases said it would restore ...

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