Even the discount carriers are cutting

And it isn’t like they can really cut any of their services, as that would basically mean no more seats or no more flights. 

In this case Ryanair has chosen to reduce the number of flights they are offering over the winter and also shifting their market to warmer destinations where they expect to see more traffic.  The carrier will be grounding 15 planes at London’s Stansted over the winter as well as four planes in Dublin.  They will likely be reducing frequencies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturday mornings – traditional slow travel periods – and also shuttering 7 destinations from early November to mid-December, opening them back up in time for the holiday season.  The locations that are closing up are Basel, Budapest, Krakow, Palma, Rzeszow, Salzburg and Valencia. At the same time beach routes will be added to Ibiza, Tenerife and Malaga.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.