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Ryanair tight-lipped on terms of Shannon deal

By Dan Danaher Ryanair are remaining tight-lipped on the terms and conditions attached to its latest deal with Shannon Airport Asked about the terms and exact duration of the latest deal, Ryanair’s deputy chief executive and chief operating officer Michael Cawley declined to comment but joked “plenty of time, well past my retirement”. He said it would be “rude” to talk about confidential discussions with airport management. “Shannon has been competitive on this issue. Shannon would not be doing this if it wasn’t good for them. We wouldn’t have been doing it, if it wasn’t good for us and, happily, we have met in the middle. The abolition of the travel tax has been the critical ingredient in making it happen,” he said. The last deal between the low fares’ airline and Shannon ran from May 2005 until April 2010. Ryanair paid €3.5 million in January 2011 to the Dublin Airport Authority to settle a legal action relating to the …

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