While the holiday season In Rhodes just started, Ryanair decided the cancellation of 82 flights a week from October 2 on 11 routes to Kos and 13 to Rhodes. The budget airline offers convenient regular flights to Rhodes from various European countries. In the UK Ryanair flies from Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool and Bournemouth and to Kos from Stansted, Leeds Bradford and Liverpool.
The company blames the Dodecanese development association (DETAP) that it failed to honour an agreed joint marketing campaign with Ryanair to promote Ryanair’s Rhodes and Kos routes this summer”. The truth is that amid the Greece’s budget crisis the tourism authorities and industry bodies across Greece are struggling to cope with a lack of funds. The services were due to operate until November.