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Ryanair urges reduced air traffic costs in Poland

Ryanair airline has rallied the Polish government to reduce air traffic control costs

Ryanair airline has rallied the Polish government to reduce air traffic control costs so that it can introduce routes into the country.

Its plea comes after the Polish air traffic control organisation amended its traffic charges, increasing costs for landing and take-off by 960 percent.

Ryanair has therefore put negotiations of cheap flights to and from five of the country’s cities on hold.

Michael Cawley, Ryanair’s deputy chief executive, said: "We have always emphasised the need for better efficiency and lower costs to support the growth of aviation and the economic benefits which follow as a consequence.

"Ryanair will develop its business where costs are reducing and competitiveness is increasing and, for the moment, that does not include Poland."

The air traffic authority will also be introducing substantial discounts for overflying traffic.

However, passengers need not be concerned that Ryanair will halt flights to Poland permanently, notes Stephen McNamare in an interview with TheNews.pl.

He underlined Ryanair’s commitments to its scheduled Polish routes, stating that the airline has "no intention of pulling out of Poland".

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