Ryanair announced the closure of its Valencia base, following through on its threat in a dispute with the Valencian regional government (ATWOnline, April 21). The LCC said it will pull more than 70 weekly flights from the airport on Nov. 4 and invest $140 million in another base set to be unveiled this week. It opened the base in August 2007 but claimed local tourism authorities refused to make funds available to promote travel to the region in cooperation with Ryanair while simultaneously ...

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