Ryanair and Skavsta in Crisis Talks
The budget airline Ryanair began crisis talks on Monday night with Stockholm Skavsta Airport authorities to resolve a dispute over unpaid bills.
The dispute escalated last week when the airport decided to withdraw all extra services from the Irish-owned airline until the debts were cleared.
Extra services include ground crews for planes arriving after 11.30 pm and the decision resulted in several delayed Ryanair flights being diverted to Stockholm’s Arlanda airport last week.
“Our decision to withdraw all services beyond what we’re contracted to offer Ryanair has led to new negotiations with the company,” the airport manager, Dot Gade Kulovuori, told local newspaper Södermanlands Nyheter, adding that normal services will return during the negotiations over the next two weeks.