Over: The Ryanair/Charleroi Stand-Off

Ryanair announced today that the airline has reached an agreement with Brussels Charleroi airport. The Irish low-cost carrier had threatened to withdraw from the secondary Brussels airport from November 12 onwards.

All ticket sales for travel after November 12 have been released. A desire to avoid the future sudden strikes at Charleroi provided Ryanair’s purported rationale for freezing sales on flights in and out of the airport.

Since the airline operates 18 routes to and from Charleroi (compared to four operated by Wizz Air and one each by BlueAir, Jet4you, and OnAir) we’d guess that the airport’s administration was quite eager to hold onto the Ryanair routes.

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Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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