The Irish airline announced a deal with Portuguese airport authorities to keep its base at Faro Airport open.
Last August the low-cost airline announced that it would close its base in Faro, causing much distress to the tourism authorities in the Algarve who required to keep Ryanair routes at the airport open.
However, in an unpredicted decision, Ryanair issued a statement last Weekend reassuring that the Algarve base will not close.
Yet, several Ryanair workers in the Algarve might lose its job. Around eighty people are expected to be laid off under the new Ryanair base circumstances.
Maintaining the base open was only possible as workers agreed to new “seasonal contracts”.
The Irish low-cost airline inaugurated its base in Faro on 2010.