Ryanair will further reduce its capacity at Dublin Airport this summer and focus on "higher-yield, outbound, peak-month, summer sun routes, rather than stimulating year-round inbound tourism with low-access fares." It cited "high and rising" airport charges and the Irish government's €10 ($14.18) "tourist tax" (ATWOnline, June 18, 2009). The LCC will cut its Dublin-based fleet from 18 aircraft last summer to 15 and trim weekly rotations by some 19% from more than 600 to fewer than 500. ...

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