Ryanair's Michael Cowley has held a press conference in Warsaw today announcing airlines' interest in opening a base at Warsaw Modlin airport which is due to start operations in 2012. According to Cowley, Ryanair plan over the next 5 years is to have up to 10 aircraft based in Modlin operating to 40 destinations in Europe. Now, because the airline has not signed the contract with the airport yet (it was mentioned that the negotiations are ongoing and in it's final stages), and no airport representative was present at the press conference, how much can we read into it? Is it just a PR stunt to put pressure on the airport authorities? Anyone has more?
Link to the news from the polish aviation website - in polish only, sorry.