It is official! RyanAir closes Chania Airport base and cancels all domestic flights from June 1
RYANAIR TO REDUCE DOMESTIC GREEK FLIGHTS. TWO AIRCRAFT WILL TRANSFER TO GERMANY FROM JUNE
Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (11 Apr) announced that it is reducing its domestic Greek flights and transferring aircraft from Athens (1) and Chania (1) to bases in Germany from June 1st where Ryanair is expanding its services.
As a result of this decision, Ryanair’s Chania base will close, which will also result in the cancellation of four low frequency flights from Chania to Katowice, Memmingen, Venice Treviso & Vilnius. Ryanair will continue to operate its Athens services to/from Mykonos, Santorini and Thessaloniki this summer, however all other Greek domestic services will be cancelled from June 1st.
Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Manager for the Eastern Mediterranean, Nikolaos Lardis said:
“Regrettably, current airport charges at the majority of Greek airports encourage peak-only services in the summer on international routes, which require less based aircraft in Greece. Two aircraft will therefore be transferred from Greece to Germany where they can achieve superior utilisation on a year round basis. Ryanair remains open to discussions with the relevant airport operators to develop growth schemes (for all airlines) which would justify and sustain year round services and additional aircraft permanently based at Greek airports.”