Ryanair yesterday announced that it will close nine of its 10 routes to/from Manchester and switch them to "lower-cost competitor" airports such as Nottingham East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Liverpool on Oct. 1, citing MAN's refusal to lower its charges. The LCC said it offered Manchester an additional 28 weekly flights and 400,000 new passengers if the airport reduced its charges. The transfers will result in the loss of 44 weekly Manchester flights, 600,000 passengers per year and up to ...

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