September 27, 2018 / 10:10 AM / a month ago

Ryanair to open base in Marseille, four others under consideration

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair will re-open a base in Marseille and has four others in France under consideration, its chief marketing officer said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair airplane taxis past two parked aircraft at Weeze Airport, near the German-Dutch border, during a strike of Ryanair airline crews, protesting the slow progress in negotiating a collective labour agreement in Weeze, Germany, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

The company has not had a base in France since it closed its Marseille base in early 2011. It brings the Irish airline’s total number of bases to 87.

“Marseille is confirmed and there are four other options we are looking at,” Kenny Jacobs told reporters on a conference call.

Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by Adrian Croft

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