The bigger picture for Ryanair and Morocco

The Irish airline carrier has chosen Morocco as its first non-European base. It's not an obvious choice - but it's a smart move, writes Fearghal O'Connor.

27th January, 2013
Ryanair has expanded into Morocco, and the country may be ripe for other Irish companies to set up and expand there.

North Africa is in the news for all the wrong reasons at the moment. But amid the stark headlines of hostage taking in Algeria, a story about the expansion of one major Irish company into the region went largely unremarked.

Possible Ryanair expansion beyond Europe's borders - be it to Russia, Israel or even the east coast of the US - is a source of constant rumour and speculation. But the low-cost carrier chose to...

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