Ryanair is to open two European bases to ease growth pressure at its main hub at London Stansted. From 28 January it will operate flights from Rome Ciampino airport to eight destinations using four new Boeing 737-800s. The second base at Girona, Spain will operate 16 routes from 5 February. Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary says the expansion to 11 operating bases will reduce the airline's dependence on Stansted.

Source: Flight International