Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Ryanair adds Kalmar to route network ©


                                                     
Ryanair today added the ninth Swedish airport to its route network launching a new route from Girona to Kalmar Airport from 1st April 2013 operating twice weekly on Monday and Fridays for a period of 30 weeks , and expects to carry 30,000 passengers on the route per annum.

Kalmar Airport CEO Ronny Lindberg said "This opens up an opportunity for us who live in the region an attractive traveling internationally as one of the most interesting areas in Spain, above all, it is an opportunity to hit Spanish visitors".

Kalmar Airport (IATA Code KLR/ ICAO ESMQ) is an airport in southeastern Sweden is located only some 5 kilometers west of downtown Kalmar. The airfield was originally the home of the Swedish Air Force wing F 12 Kalmar.

                                         

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Ryanair expands Dusseldorf Weeze Base ©


                                                       
Ryanair announced significant expansion of its Dusseldorf Weeze Base from 31st March 2013, increasing its base fleet from 8 to 9 Boeing 737-800s launching eight new routes to Bergerac, Corfu, Oujda, Oslo, Paphos, Rijeka, Tangier and Vilnius and increasing frequency on 11 unidentified routes operating a total of 56 routes.

The airline will operate 400 weekly flights up 11% generating an additional 200,000 passengers and in total plans to carry 2.4 million passengers next year up 9% at Weeze.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "Ryanair looks forward to today's summer flight schedule 2013 in Dusseldorf / Weeze the 2.4 million Ryanair passengers will make a contribution to approximately 2,400 local jobs. Ryanair will invest $70 million in a new aircraft stationed there".

The airline will operate to Bergerac twice weekly on Tuesday and Saturdays from 2nd April and Oujda from 31st March on Sunday and Wednesdays, and Oslo Rygge from 2nd April three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, and from 1st April to Rijeka twice weekly on Monday and Fridays and from 1st April to Tangier twice weekly on Monday and Fridays.

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Ryanair Announces Eindhoven as 52nd European Base ©


                                                   
Ryanair announced Eindhoven Airport as its 52nd European Base from April 2013 with a single Boeing 737-800 launching four new routes to Agadir, Bordeaux, Chania and Fez and is to increase frequencies on routes to Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Marrakech and Pisa, also Warsaw Modlin becomes a year round route. The airline plans to carry 1.7 milion passengers from  the base on 31 routes operating 238 weekly flights .

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said “Ryanair is delighted to announce Eindhoven as our 52nd base and unveil 4 new routes (31 in total) to/from Agadir, Bordeaux, Chania and Fez beginning in April, and the extension of our Warsaw Modlin route, which started in October, as part of our summer schedule
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In its route selection, Ryanair has delivered further important ‘Brainport’ business destinations for the province of North Brabant and the stakeholders of Eindhoven Airport “.

Ryanair launched the Dublin-Eindhoven on 19th April 2005 which operates five times weekly expect on Tuesday and Thursdays.

                                     
                                                   
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Ryanair adds Jönköping to route network ©


                                                   
Ryanair announced the launch of a new route from Girona to Jönköping in Southern Sweden operating twice weekly from 1st April 2013 carrying 30,000 passengers on the route in the first year of operation, creating 30 jobs in Jönköping.

Ryanair Nordic Sales and Marketing Director said Jönköping is the eighth Swedish airport to be served by the carrier. Jönköping Airport CEO Sten Norinder said the goal had been to establish a route to Barcelona or London.

                                       

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Ryanair adds 3 new routes at Frankfurt Hahn ©


                                                     
Ryanair announced its adding three new routes from Frankfurt Hann to Corfu, Rijeka and Tangiers ,and is to increase frequency on routes to Fez, Girona, Kerry, Pescara, Marrakech and Trapani (40 weekly flights) from 2nd April 2013. The airline aims to carry 2.5 million passengers from the base operating a total of 54 routes from the base operating over 400 weekly flights.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "Ryanair is delighted to provide the summer schedule 2013 for the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport with 54 routes, including three new routes to / from Corfu, Rijeka and Tangiers from April 2013. Ryanair will thus provide the Hunsrück Airport 2.5 million passengers and secure regional jobs".

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Easyjet Adds Extra Belfast Birmingham flight ©

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Easyjet announced in response to strong customer demand its adding an extra flight between Belfast International and Birmingham on Sundays, the additional frequency will add an estimated 13,000 passengers per annum on the route for a total of 150,000 passengers. Easyjet carried over 14,000 passengers on the route in the first month of operation.

The additional flight will depart Belfast International at 1325 and Birmingham at 1450 from the 31st of March 2013.

Easyjet Head of Northern Ireland Ali Gayward said “We only launched our Birmingham route in October and due to an overwhelming demand for affordable fares, we are delighted to announce the doubling of our Sunday flights. This additional frequency will see an increase from 12 to 13 flights per week.

Our aim has always been to make travel easy and affordable and we’re delighted to be able to show further commitment to Northern Ireland by responding to demand and adding the extra service.

Sunday is a strong travelling day for both business commuters and people on weekend breaks, therefore doubling our Sunday offering will give our passengers further choice in flight times at affordable prices”.

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