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Ryanair to transport 9.6 million passengers in Catalonia in 2018, 6% more

The airline Ryanair plans to transport 9.6 million passengers at Catalan airports in Barcelona, ​​Girona and Reus during 2018, 6% more than this year.

Barcelona, ​​Sep 13 (EFE) .- The airline Ryanair plans to transport 9.6 million passengers at Catalan airports in Barcelona, ​​Girona and Reus during 2018, 6% more than this year.

At a press conference, the airline has reported that it will open a new route to Malta from Barcelona airport, with four weekly flights, one to Frankfurt Main and Riga from Girona Airport, both with two weekly flights respectively, and one to Shannon (Ireland) from Reus Airport, also with two weekly flights.

At the Barcelona airport, next summer will be offered the flights of the winter season towards Frankfurt Main and Prague, both with a daily flight, respectively; with four weekly flights, and Krakow, with three weekly flights.

In 2018, Ryanair expects to gain 400,000 passengers at the Barcelona airport, reaching 7.7 million users year, 100,000 new passengers at Girona airport, reaching 1.5 million, and 25,000 more in Reus, to 400,000.

In total, by the summer of 2018, Ryanair anticipates a growth of 7% of its capacity in the three Catalan airports.

Ryanair's general manager of marketing, Kenny Jacobs, has defended the need to diversify supply catalan tourism promoting alternative areas of the territory, which would, according to Jacobs, decongest urban centers like Barcelona, ​​where he considered that there is a high

In order to maintain the tourist attraction of Catalonia, the director stresses that it is also necessary to keep the price of accommodation low.

stressed that last August's attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils have not affected the influx of passengers to Catalonia, although it has indicated that the searches for flights to the Catalan capital on the Ryanair website and there were some cancellations, which he insisted were not relevant.

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