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Ryanair target Laudamotion dumps Zurich flights due to plane shortage

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(Reuters) - Laudamotion, the successor to the bankrupt carrier in which aims to take a majority stake, dropped six routes from from its summer schedule after failing to secure enough planes, a said on Sunday.

The Austrian carrier's flights would have connected Zurich's business capital with holiday destinations including Majorca, Ibiza, and the as well as in Greece, she said from

"All customers ... will (be) ...informed about the cancellations and refunds," said in a statement. "We regret the cancellations from and apologise to our customers for the inconvenience."

The said a third-party leasing company had failed to guarantee jets needed to service the routes, as had been previously agreed.

Other departures including from Basel, Switzerland, and from and are not impacted.

In March, as part of its expansion into German-speaking markets, agreed to take an 24.9 percent stake in the Austrian carrier, founded by former champion Lauda.

The Irish planned to raise that to 75 percent as soon as possible, subject to regulatory approval.

declined to comment on Zurich cancellations.

(Reporting by John Miller; editing by John Stonestreet)

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 20:03 IST