Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Göteborg, Malmö and Västerås
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 July 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 October 2006


Irish budget airline Ryanair is planning to cut back on flights to Sweden amid plans for a new flight tax. The firm will end its twice-a-day service from Stockholm-Västerås to Luton from 28 October. In addition, the firm will be reducing services from Sweden to Prestwick as well as to London, among other routes. The tax will add 94 SEK for European flights, which Ryanair says adds more than 20% to the price of its fares. The flight reduction could lead to the dimissal of 350 workers.


  • 12 July 2006: Sveriges Radio
  • 11 July 2006: BBC News
  • 11 July 2006: Sveriges Radio
  • 11 July 2006: Dagens Nyheter


Eurofound (2006), Ryanair, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 63803, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63803.