Ryanair Eyes Libyan Market

The budget Irish airline Ryanair plans to expand into new markets in North Africa, including Libya.

CEO Michael O’Leary told Reuters:

"The new regimes will be seen to be delivering some growth and economic activity and I think deregulation and open skies is one of the first things those regimes are looking at, so we’re talking to the Tunisians, the Libyans and the Egyptians."

Lesley Kane, head of sales and marketing at Ryanair, told the Libya Herald:

"We’re in discussion with over a hundred airports, including in Northern Africa, for further expansion over the next few years."

If Ryanair does start flying to Libya, the destinations would be serviced by the same 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft that the airline uses on other routes.

(Source: Libya Herald, Reuters)

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