– Ryanair spokesman Robin Kiely
It's bad enough that Ferrovial/BAA has doubled prices over the past six years and presided over record traffic falls at Stansted. But it appears that the CAA now rewards this commercial failure by allowing Ferrovial/BAA to again raise fees in 2013 to compensate for its traffic declines in 2012. Ryanair and other Stansted airlines now must ask was this surprise price increase part of a sweetener package to persuade MAG to pay £1.5bn for Stansted.
Low-cost airline Ryanair said it will cut its flights from Stansted Airport by 9% over the next year. They are likely to cause the loss of up to 1,000 jobs there.