Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said only a “tiny” number of passengers are connecting with Spanish carrier Air Europa, but he is expecting a new deal with Aer Lingus to be the acid test for the model. Just over a year ago, Ryanair began selling Air Europa long-haul flights on its website, forming the foundation for a wider connecting tie-up between the two airlines. Speaking at the release of Ryanair’s full-year results, O’Leary said “the numbers are ...

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