Ryanair could close bases in Spain, Italy

FlightGlobal has announced Ryanair has may close bases in Spain and Italy if new labour agreements cannot be reached with unions, the news source said.

Ryanair has already announced the closure of its Hahn base in Germany after failing to reach an agreement on cost savings with German pilots, and has threatened to close its bases at Berlin Tegel and Weeze near Dusseldorf.

Ryanair CEO said its Polish charter subsidiary Buzz could take on a couple more bases this winter. The group´s Malta Air unit might also take on more operations over the coming years and months.

Ryanair Group has 14 Boeing 737s with leases due to expire in May 2021.