Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ryanair Doesn't Mince Words

I wish more companies would follow Ryanair's lead and name government intervention when it impacts their business plans:
Low-fare airline Ryanair is to cut back on services to Sweden because of a proposed new flight tax, it was announced today.

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Ryanair said the Swedish government’s proposed tax would effectively add a further 30% to the average cost of its fares.

Ryanair deputy chief executive Michael Cawley added: “The Swedish government is destroying low fare travel for Swedes and for those people who want to visit this beautiful country by attempting to push up the average cost of Ryanair’s fares by over 30%.

“The introduction of this tax will make Swedish tourism uncompetitive when compared with cheaper alternatives in Spain, Italy and elsewhere in Europe.”

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