MIAMI – According to new data from slot coordinator ACL, Ryanair (FR) has secured 296 weekly London Stansted Airport (STN) slots for the coming winter.

Those slots traditionally belonged to its adversary Easyjet (U2). With the slots secured, FR now has sufficient slots to perform about 22 return flights per day.

According to, U2 announced that it would abandon its STN facility back in August 2020. The airline cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the main reason for the decision. U2 flights from other airports continue to arrive at the Essex airport.

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Ryanair announced relocation to Stansted only days after U2 began shifting its service from the UK to Europe for the summer of 2021.

EasyJet introduced roughly 150,000 additional seats to its intra-European network. As an example, the carrier introduced flights from Berlin to Majorca instead of UK-Palma flights.

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