A recent report has revealed that low-cost airline Ryanair are planning to close their base of operations at Faro Airport. A spokesperson for Ryanair neither confirmed nor denied the news but commented that, as previously stated, “a number of Ryanair bases will be cut or closed this winter. These consultations are taking place with our people at affected bases currently. No routes will be affected as they will be served by flights from other bases from November when the winter schedule starts.”
According to reports, the decision comes as part of wider cuts that were previously discussed. These are attributed to lower earnings, as well as concerns over Brexit and the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. These cuts were announced earlier this week by Michael O’Leary, chief executive officer at Ryanair.
If you are planning to fly to or from Faro this year and are travelling with Ryanair, don’t worry. The airline will reportedly not be closing the base until next year. If you are planning a holiday and need any information on the airlines currently operating at Faro Airport, don’t forget to check our dedicated flights page. We also have live updates on arrivals and departures to help you organise your flight.