Ryanair withdraw planes following massive huff with Stansted
Sky Captain O’Leary and his Ryanair army are at war… with a whole airport! The airport in question is Stansted and the Sky Captain is cutting the number of his planes that hang around there from 40 to 24, following a row about trousers smoking cricket money.
The straw that broke O’Leary’s neck back camel’s back was an increase in air passenger duty tax, in addition to other charges that have been pissing off the Sky Captain in recent months.
Ryanair have said they will move the 16 aircraft they are withdrawing from Stansted to other European bases, probably via the air, we reckon. And, mere milliseconds after spitting his dummy out, O’Leary spluttered:
“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.”