MADRID – As is now known, Irish budget airline Ryanair has decided to close the base at Zaventem and reduce flights out of dissatisfaction with the introduction of the Belgian flight tax and the high rates at Brussels Airport. This also has consequences for flights from Belgium to various airports in Spain.
Ryanair announced in early September to close the base at Brussels Airport at the end of October and to reduce the number of flights from Brussels Airport and Brussels Charleroi during the winter season. What will happen next in the spring and summer is not yet known.
The Aeroroutes website has made an overview of all routes on which the number of flights is reduced in winter compared to the previous planning. This includes the following routes to Spanish destinations:
- Brussels Airport – Alicante-Elche – from 5 to 3 flights a week
- Brussels Airport – Barcelona-El Prat – from 14 to 7 flights/week
- Brussels Airport – Málaga – from 5 to 3 flights/week
- Brussels Airport – Valencia – from 5 to 4 flights/week
- Brussels Charleroi – no changes (for now)