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Just been watching Sky News and they say Ryanair is to move its base at Stansted to Spain to save money, although at the loss of about 2,500 jobs as Stansted.

They are blaming the governments taxes.

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Just been watching Sky News and they say Ryanair is to move its base at Stansted to Spain to save money, although at the loss of about 2,500 jobs as Stansted.

They are blaming the governments taxes.

Surely if your flying roughly the same routs albeit it less to Stansted because the market has dropped off, your going to pay the same landing fees / green taxes etc no matter where your base is.

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Bit misleading there, OP.

Budget airline Ryanair has announced a reduction in its services at Stansted Airport, blaming higher charges.

Ryanair will reduce the number of aircraft it runs at the airport by 40% in its winter schedule, and will cut the number of flights by 30%, it said.

But it will operate only four fewer planes than it did last winter.

The company said that Stansted was one of its most expensive bases, and added that an increase in air passenger duty tax was also a factor in its decision.

The airline operated 40 aircraft from Stansted in the summer, but said this would fall to 24 this winter.

Last winter, Ryanair also cut its Stansted fleet to 28 planes from 36 in the summer.

Stansted Airport's managing director, Stewart Wingate, said: "It is common practice for [Ryanair] to reduce frequency to various destinations during the winter season as they have done in previous years.

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Obviously not.

They did say it was due to the "green taxes" and also the £15 charge per passenger that they have to pay stansted for return passengers FROM Stansted. I take it they don't pay this if they originate elsewhere.

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Its not misleading at all!

If you watch the interview then I stated what was said.

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Ryanair is to reduce its services from Stansted airport in a row with airport owner BAA, the company says.

Ryanair wants is refusing to pay higher landing charges

The budget airline said it was cutting its winter services by 40% from October.

Ryanair has been in dispute with BAA over landing charges.

The decision will mean that the company will operate 24 aircraft from the Essex airport, reducing the number of passengers it carries by 2.5 million between October and March.

Ryanair says it is cutting flights as Stansted, along with Dublin, are its two most expensive bases.

We might take out the last five or six rows and say to passengers 'Do you want to stand up? If you do you can travel for free'."

Read more on why Ryanair might offer free fares to passengers who stand.

The company is highly critical of moves by the UK to increase airport passenger duty from £10 to £11 despite falling numbers of passengers at BAA's UK airports.

It said the Belgian, Dutch, Greek and Spanish governments had all scrapped tourist taxes and/or reduced airport charges to zero to stimulate tourism.

It said it would now switch the 16 aircraft it was withdrawing from Stansted to other European bases.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary said: "Ryanair's 40% capacity cutback at London Stansted shows just how much Gordon Brown's £10 tourist tax and the BAA monopoly's high airport charges are damaging London and UK tourism and the British economy generally."

Stansted managing director Stewart Wingate said: "Today's announcement means

it is business as usual here at Stansted.

"Last winter Ryanair reduced its aircraft fleet here to 28. This year it will be 24. It is common practice for it to reduce frequency to various destinations during the winter season as it has done in previous years."

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Just been watching Sky News and they say Ryanair is to move its base at Stansted to Spain to save money, although at the loss of about 2,500 jobs as Stansted.

They are blaming the governments taxes.

Anyone have the smallest violin in the world to hand?

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Anyone have the smallest violin in the world to hand?

Its a bit rich coming from Ryanair who are the worst organisation in the world for hidden charges and stealth taxes.

Their worst is probably the £5 per person each way charge to actually pay for your flight by debit or credit card. Under this a family of six on one booking is charged £60 by Ryanair just for the privilege of paying Ryanair for the flight. :lol: Greedy b******s!

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Still love seeing companies stand up to ideological driven governments who hurt their business. The hammer businesses wield is the jobs they provide. If a state is hostile to the business, the business can draw a line in the sand, past which point it will take the jobs away from that area.

I think with the US cap'n trade all the major polluting corporations should band together, and draw out how many factories they will shut down if the legislation passes. And then all close down all those factories on the day the legislation passes. Not this drip, drip usually seen that gives the politicians cover.

The untold story in the media of California's meltdown is most of the productive enterprise which actually make stuff, knows as the polluting industry, left the state due to the heavy regulations and taxation on their business. The state lost a great deal of its productive base. An example is California used to have 8 major auto plants, and the related supply chains. This was into the hundreds of thousands of good jobs. But today the state only has 1 major auto plant, the other 7 had closed down and moved production elsewhere, and closed down before the latest crash in the industry.

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People have been trying to argue for ages that the Green policies are going to create real economic problems in return for possible benefits on potential threats; this is just a tiny example of this.

The whole "Green economy" idea is a complete fraud, it's idealogical and tax revenue driven and backed by Browns conviction that no matter how much he squeezes business they'll keep going because there's still profit in there. Well, that's fine unless you're dealing with businesses who have options, and in a couple of weeks we get McDs announcing a move of its HO to Switzerland and now this. Little stuff, but being made for consistent reasons that you can bet are being considered throughout the productive economy.

Fact is that like it or not it's commerce that drives and pays for everything and you piss around with that at your peril.

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Ryanair normally cut flights in Winter and this is clearly them downsizing during a recession rather than taxes causing this.

Taxes always have an impact, so you are unable to be so sure. High taxes always drive aways business, and this government is an expert in that field.

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People have been trying to argue for ages that the Green policies are going to create real economic problems in return for possible benefits on potential threats; this is just a tiny example of this.

The whole "Green economy" idea is a complete fraud, it's idealogical and tax revenue driven and backed by Browns conviction that no matter how much he squeezes business they'll keep going because there's still profit in there. Well, that's fine unless you're dealing with businesses who have options, and in a couple of weeks we get McDs announcing a move of its HO to Switzerland and now this. Little stuff, but being made for consistent reasons that you can bet are being considered throughout the productive economy.

Fact is that like it or not it's commerce that drives and pays for everything and you piss around with that at your peril.

Yep its the difference between the government taking an oversized portion of the golden eggs.. and going to kill the golden goose.

Those hefty paycheques the government administrators get come from the men who work in the North Sea, the men who work in the chemical facilities, the men who work in the car plants, the men who work in the coal mines and so forth. Shut them down and the cheques stop coming in.

Some countries they talk the green talk, but the government is smart enough to not actually harm the goose. Eg.. Canada, Australia, France.

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Its a bit rich coming from Ryanair who are the worst organisation in the world for hidden charges and stealth taxes.

Their worst is probably the £5 per person each way charge to actually pay for your flight by debit or credit card. Under this a family of six on one booking is charged £60 by Ryanair just for the privilege of paying Ryanair for the flight. :lol: Greedy b******s!

Exactly what I was thinking when I heard this news.

I dislike Ryanair and companies like them, who have this reputation of being cheap, but turn out to be not-so-cheap due to hidden charges. They are trying to con the public into thinking they`re getting a better deal than they really are. When I buy something or a service, I want to know the bottom line, not the starting price plus this, that and the other. They are simply making it more difficult for people to compare prices. I wonder why ?

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Exactly what I was thinking when I heard this news.

I dislike Ryanair and companies like them, who have this reputation of being cheap, but turn out to be not-so-cheap due to hidden charges. They are trying to con the public into thinking they`re getting a better deal than they really are. When I buy something or a service, I want to know the bottom line, not the starting price plus this, that and the other. They are simply making it more difficult for people to compare prices. I wonder why ?

However you don't have to use them, and nobody forces you to pay them a penny, unlike a government.

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Still love seeing companies stand up to ideological driven governments who hurt their business. The hammer businesses wield is the jobs they provide. If a state is hostile to the business, the business can draw a line in the sand, past which point it will take the jobs away from that area.

I think with the US cap'n trade all the major polluting corporations should band together, and draw out how many factories they will shut down if the legislation passes. And then all close down all those factories on the day the legislation passes. Not this drip, drip usually seen that gives the politicians cover.

The untold story in the media of California's meltdown is most of the productive enterprise which actually make stuff, knows as the polluting industry, left the state due to the heavy regulations and taxation on their business. The state lost a great deal of its productive base. An example is California used to have 8 major auto plants, and the related supply chains. This was into the hundreds of thousands of good jobs. But today the state only has 1 major auto plant, the other 7 had closed down and moved production elsewhere, and closed down before the latest crash in the industry.

To conclude then, you'd rather business call the shots and screw democracy?

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I recently turned up to Blackpool airport thinking my fare was fully paid to Jet2, and then was informed i had to pay£10 to go through to security for airport improvement WTF !

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Just been watching Sky News and they say Ryanair is to move its base at Stansted to Spain to save money, although at the loss of about 2,500 jobs as Stansted.

They are blaming the governments taxes.

If it meant we never heard from that opinionated Gobshite O'Leary again I'd say it was a price worth paying.

Howabout we start a "Feck Off O'Leary" campaign?

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Still love seeing companies stand up to ideological driven governments who hurt their business. The hammer businesses wield is the jobs they provide. If a state is hostile to the business, the business can draw a line in the sand, past which point it will take the jobs away from that area.

I think with the US cap'n trade all the major polluting corporations should band together, and draw out how many factories they will shut down if the legislation passes. And then all close down all those factories on the day the legislation passes. Not this drip, drip usually seen that gives the politicians cover.

The untold story in the media of California's meltdown is most of the productive enterprise which actually make stuff, knows as the polluting industry, left the state due to the heavy regulations and taxation on their business. The state lost a great deal of its productive base. An example is California used to have 8 major auto plants, and the related supply chains. This was into the hundreds of thousands of good jobs. But today the state only has 1 major auto plant, the other 7 had closed down and moved production elsewhere, and closed down before the latest crash in the industry.

The Celtic Tiger was built sucking on the tit of EU subsidies and O'Leary has been one of the principle benficiaries of that tax milk. For him to then moan about re-paying some of the money I've lent him out of my taxes is a bit rich.

For you to then confuse running a state-subsidised bus service with entrepeneurialism is comic to say the least.

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Its a bit rich coming from Ryanair who are the worst organisation in the world for hidden charges and stealth taxes.

Their worst is probably the £5 per person each way charge to actually pay for your flight by debit or credit card. Under this a family of six on one booking is charged £60 by Ryanair just for the privilege of paying Ryanair for the flight. :lol: Greedy b******s!

Precisely why I'd never use them.

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Just been watching Sky News and they say Ryanair is to move its base at Stansted to Spain to save money, although at the loss of about 2,500 jobs as Stansted.

They are blaming the governments taxes.

Calling Peter Skellan......

Come out, come out wherever you are. We have a hat ready and waiting :lol:

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Obviously not.

They did say it was due to the "green taxes" and also the £15 charge per passenger that they have to pay stansted for return passengers FROM Stansted. I take it they don't pay this if they originate elsewhere.

Ryanair don't pay these charges the passanger does.

ISTM that it is the passangers that make a trade off between how much it costs to fly from a particular airport against the convenience (to them) of that airport.

It isn't Ryanair that makes this decison.

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