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Budget airlines put the squeeze on airports in coronavirus cost drive

A Wizz Air Airbus A320 from Sofia, Bulgaria taxis to a gate after landing at Luton Airport. Easy Jet airplanes.

REUTERS, MAY 28, 2020 PARIS/LONDON – European low-cost airlines are pressuring airports to slash charges in return for resuming flights, as the COVID-19 shutdown intensifies their race with traditional carriers to lower costs and win post-pandemic business. In letters shared with Reuters, Wizz Air (WIZZ.L), Ryanair (RYA.I) and easyJet (EZJ.L) have demanded long-lasting fee discounts or waivers from airports, signalling …

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