Ryanair prefers Wroclaw to Budapest
Friday, February 25, 2005, 09:02
Having discarding Budapest as a potential location, Irish budget
airline Ryanair is expected to establish a regional hub in Wroclaw,
Poland, business weekly Világgazdaság reported, citing an interview
given by CEO Michael O'Leary to Polish business newspaper Puls Biznesu.
Speaking about the reasons behind the decision, O'Leary said the Polish
market was four times larger than the Hungarian one, which also offers
an opportunity in the domestic airline market. Ryanair plans to set up
the hub in 2006 depending on the success of its new Wroclaw-London
flight, which will be launched on March 24 and is expected to attract a
minimum of 100,000-120,000 passengers.