Ryanair set to take off from Schiphol

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Budget airline Ryanair will be opening a base at Schiphol airport this winter. The airline's initial plan is for about 10 flights per day.

Sources close to the Irish airline confirmed this to the Telegraaf late on Monday. The decision will be officially announced in the coming weeks. Ryanair is currently active in the Netherlands only on Eindhoven airport.

Ryanair was awarded so-called landing slots at Schiphol for the winter season, which starts on October 25th. The airline had until Monday, August 31st, to decide whether or not they will actually use them.

Discount air carrier EasyJet established a base at Schiphol this summer with three of its own planes. The British airline, and Ryanair competitor, intends to add a fourth aircraft this autumn.