Irish low-cost airline Ryanair Holdings PLC seeks to transport 9 million passengers in Spain this year, Sinnead Finn, the company’s head of sales and marketing for Europe, said Wednesday.
Ryanair began operations in Spain in 2002 and now operates 127 routes out of 19 Spanish airports. Last year, Ryanair upgraded Madrid to a base airport and added regional flights from the Spanish capital. Ryanair also uses Girona, in northwest Spain as a base airport.
Competition among low-cost carriers in Spain has heated up recently, after U.K. carrier EasyJet PLC, Ryanair and Spain’s Vueling Airlines SA have increased flights and added new destinations.