Low-cost carriers (LCC) Ryanair and Volotea are opening further bases in Europe, as they apply yet further pressure on legacy airlines and fellow LCCs. Ireland-based Ryanair will open its 83rd base in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Oct. 30, while Spanish LCC Volotea has opened its eighth base, at Toulouse, southwest France. Ryanair will position three Boeing 737-800s in Sofia, from which the airline will operate 21 new routes and 90 weekly flights that are anticipated to deliver more than ...

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