Ryanair to axe Glasgow Airport base

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryanair will add 11 new roads to its Edinburgh schedule

Ryanair is to close its base at Glasgow Airport, warning that 300 undertakings could go as a result.

The airline, which also operates out of Prestwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, will cut the number of roads out of Glasgow from 23 to just three.

Chief commercial policeman David O’Brien blamed the change on the cost of air passenger duty and said Glasgow “simply could not bear the burden”.

Glasgow Airport said it was “bitterly disappointed” by Ryanair’s decision.

A spokesman for the airport said there was “no doubt” that the failure to replace air passenger duty( APD) with a cheaper air departure tax( ADT) in Scotland was behind the move.

Scottish air passenger duty changes hit snag Military help Prestwick reduce losses Ryanair to begin flying from Glasgow Image caption Edinburgh will benefit from Ryanair’s decision to close its Glasgow Airport base Image caption Glasgow International Airport will see a reduction in the number of routes operated by Ryanair

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