Without Ryanair, BA Airport would have problems
Even though the volume of passengers passing through Bratislava Airport was 17% less in February than it was in the same month last year, the airport looks set to recover slowly with some 25 destinations to 13 countries included in its summer schedule this year.
Bratislava Airport © The Daily
The airport management put the February figures (the worst of the year) down to the turmoil in various countries of North Africa, with no flights at all being made to the region in February, but above all to some reshuffling by the airport’s main carrier Ryanair. Domestic flights have also been on the decline, dropping by a half year-on-year in February.
As the summer season flights schedule is set to take off, the range of destinations will now include the likes of Gran Canaria, Tirana (Albania) and Yerevan (Armenia). The M.R. Stefanik Airport, as it is officially called, sends regular flights abroad to a wide range of destinations, including Albania, Armenia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK.
Bratislava Airport is highly dependent on the flights of low-cost Irish airline Ryanair, though, with over 67,000 of the 74,500 passengers in February travelling with the company. The rest is made up of the airlines Armavia, Belle Air, Czech Airlines, Danube Wings, Lot Polish Airlines, El Al and Travel Service.