Europe’s budget airlines have proven their reliability following the collapse of Spanair. To serve the 22,000 Spanair passengers were stranded by the sudden cancellation of their flights, EasyJet, Ryan and Vueling have responded with increased flights and special deals.
British budget airline EasyJet launched their new Madrod – Bilbao route 3 weeks early with special fares of €50 to assist stranded travelers. Similarly, Irish budget airline RyanAir is offering fares of just €49 on more than 20 domestic and international routes from Spain.
Spanair suddenly ceased all operations on Friday, January 27, 2012, and has filed for bankruptcy.