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BUDGET airline Ryanair continues to dominate the Spanish market despite its recent staffing crisis and a flood of cancelations. The…

By Junior , in Spain , at October 27, 2017

BUDGET airline Ryanair continues to dominate the Spanish market despite its recent staffing crisis and a flood of cancelations.

The low-cost carrier was the leading company bringing passengers to Spanish airports last month; maintaining its dominance of the market despite its shortage of pilots.

Ryanair flew 3.67 million passengers to and from airports in September; 1.2 million more than rival Vueling, currently second in the rankings, according to Spanish airport authority AENA with 2.46 million customers.

British budget airline easyJet transported 1.46 million passengers in September, well ahead of Air Europa’s 936,828 passengers. Norwegian grew to 741,137 customers in Spain in September, while Air Berlin saw its traffic fall in Spain to 24,324 passengers, following the bankruptcy of the airline.