Saturday, 2 May 2015

Ryanair focuses growth on primary airports as 44 new routes announced in April

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 
Ryanair opened it's 71st European base at Ponta Delgada and 4th Portuguese base with 1 based Boeing 737-800 operating three routes to to London Stansted (1 x weekly), Lisbon (2 x daily) and Porto (1 x daily) on 1st April, as the airline continues to develop its network offering from many primary airports across Europe to support business as well as leisure demand, tapping into large and profitable core city catchments.  Of 44 routes announced in April 26 have been converted to year round services.

In the month of April expansion for winter 2015/6 season at Athens, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Rome bases and extension of four routes from Dublin serving primary airports to a year-round basis. The carrier continues to focus on Italian market for growth through new domestic and international connections with 20 new routes announced.

The carrier continues to add new routes at secondary airports Edinburgh to Frankfurt Hahn, Krakow to Barcelona Girona  and Palmero to Memmingen.

Mr Michael O’Leary told flightglobal.com interviewer David Learmount that the only out-of-bounds airports for Ryanair in Europe are London Heathow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Frankfurt Main, because they are too expensive and inefficient and says the carrier “will be at all the others within five years”.

Athens-Berlin Schönefeld 1 x daily from 27th October
Athens-Bratislava 3 x weekly (Extension from summer programme)
Athens-Budapest 4 x weekly (Extension from summer programme)
Athens-Santorini 2 x daily (Extension from summer programme)
Athens-Warsaw Modlin 1 x daily (Extension from summer programme)
Bologna-Berlin Schonefeld 1 x daily from 27th October
Bologna-Burchaest x 4 weekly from 23rd October
Bologna-Cagliari 1 x daily from 25th October
Bucharest-Bologna x 5 weekly from 25th October
Bucharest-Milan Bergamo x 9 weekly from 25th October
Bucharest-Rome Ciampino x 13 weekly from 25th October
Copenhagen-Alicante x 4 weekly from 25th October
Copenhagen-Budapest x 1 daily from 25th October
Copenhagen-Malaga x 3 weekly from 25th October
Dublin-Brussels-Zaventem x 21 weekly (extended from the winter program)
Dublin-Cologne x 1 daily (extended from the winter program)
Dublin-Copenhagen x 1 daily (extended from the winter program)
Dublin-Glasgow International x 3 daily (extended from the winter program)
East Midlands-Malta x 2 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Edinburgh-Frankfurt Hahn x 2 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer  program)
Edinburgh-Santander x 2 weekly from 25th October (extended from the winter program)
Glasgow International-Berlin Schonefeld x 4 weekly from 28th October
Kaunas-Malta  x 2 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Krakow-Girona x 2 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Oslo Rygge - Szczecin x 2 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Palmero-Berlin Schönefeld x 2 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Palmero-Memmingen x 2 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Palermo-Paris Beauvais x 2 weekly from 20th October
Palmero-Turin x 1 daily (extended from the summer program)
Palmero-Verona x 1 daily (extended from the summer program)
Rome Ciampino-Berlin Schonefeld x 2 daily from 25th October
Rome Ciampino-Burchasest x 13 weekly from 25th October
Rome Ciampino-Copenhagen x 1 daily from 2nd September
Rome Ciampino-Rabat x 3 weekly from 27th October
Rome Fiumicino-Bari x 1 daily (extended from the summer program)
Rome Fiumicino-Brindisi x 1 daily (extended from the summer program)
Rome Fiumicino-Comiso x 6 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Rome Fiumicino-Marseille x 1 daily (extended from the summer program)
Rome Fiumicino-Seville x 6 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Verona-Brussels (Zaventem) x 4 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Verona-Palermo x 6 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Vilnius-Frankfurt Hahn x 4 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Vilnius-Madrid x 4 weekly (extended from the summer program)
Warsaw Modlin-Malaga x 2 weekly from 27th October

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