Low-cost carrier aims for Sweden expansion

Ryanair operates at seven Swedish airports and is negotiating with seven more

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair aims to set up more hubs in Sweden so that it can expand its operations to include the region’s domestic travel. The fact that many airports are owned by the state, which actively supports SAS, is not being viewed as a hurdle by the airline, which currently operates at seven airports in Sweden and is in negotiation with another seven. “I think this will be changing soon,” Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary told the Swedish news agency Direkt. “We’d like to start flying domestic flights in Scandinavia.”
The airline flies to 14 destinations in Scandinavia and has two hubs – one in Skavsta, Stockholm, and another at Oslo-Rygge, Norway. It wants four more destinations in the region within a year. Ryanair sees Scandinavia and Central Europe as its key regions for expansion.
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