Ryanair will base three new aircraft at Dublin Airport and launch 12 new routes, bringing to 63 the number of UK and European destinations it serves from DUB from December. The expansion completes "Ryanair's displacement of Aer Lingus as the national carrier of Ireland," the LCC claimed, noting it carries five times more passengers across its network than Aer Lingus each year. According to the annual report of both companies, however, Aer Lingus carried 8 million passengers in 2005 and ...

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