Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ryanair adds Kalamata and Zakynthos to route network ©


                                                        
Ryanair announced its adding two new Greek airports Kalamata and Zakynthos to the route network from April 2013 launching two new routes from Brussels South Charleroi and Rome Ciampino to Kalamata and Milan Bergamo to Zakynthos.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said "Ryanair is pleased to announce routes at two new Greek airports, Kalamata and Zakynthos, Ryanair’s 9th and 10th Greek airports, which will deliver a combined total of 45,000 passengers p.a. and will sustain up to 45 “on-site” jobs at Kalamata and Zakynthos airports".

Ryanair also announced anew London Stansted to Kefalonia route operating twice weekly from 1st April 2013, Ryanair operates no Greek routes from its Irish bases but offers six destinations from London Stansted.

Kalamata is the second-largest city of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The capital and chief port of the Messenia regional unit, it lies along the Nedon River at the head of the Messenian Gulf.

The island of Cephalonia or Kefalonia also known as Kefallonia, is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece.

Zakynthos or Zante is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality.

                                       

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Ryanair Announces Chania (Greece) as 55th European Base ©


                                                     
Ryanair today announced Chania/Crete (Greece) as its 55th European Base and first Greek base at Chania International Airport from April 2013 with one based Boeing 737-800 launching 11 new routes to Billund, Bremen, Bristol, Eindhoven, Katowice, Marseille, Memmingen, Thessaloniki, Venice, Vilnius and Warsaw
Modlin operating in total 26 routes delivering 500,000 passengers per annum on 106 weekly flights up 89%.

Ryanair’s Kate Sherry said “Ryanair is delighted to announce Chania as our 55th base (and our first in Greece) and to unveil 11 new routes (26 in total) to/ Billund, Bremen, Bristol, Eindhoven, Katowice, Marseille, Memmingen, Thessaloniki, Venice, Vilnius and Warsaw beginning in April, as part of our summer 2013 schedule".

Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is an international airport located near Souda Bay on the Akrotiri Peninsula of the Greek island of Crete, serving the city of Chania, 14 km away. Moreover, it is a gateway to western Crete for an increasing amount of tourists. The airport is named after Ioannis Daskalogiannis, a Cretan rebel against Ottoman rule in the 18th century,

                                                                                 

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Ryanair completes 737 order book ©

Image: Michael Kelly

Ryanair yesterday afternoon took delivery of its final Boeing 737-800 on order (EI-EVY) ,the 350th Boeing 737 delivered to Ryanair and 305th aircraft in service net of disposals and is the last Boeing of the current order with the US Manufacturer which began thirteen years ago after receiving its first Boeing 737-800 in March 1999. The airline concluded a sale and lease back agreement with Avolon Aerospace for the last four  aircraft delivered.

Ryanair’s fleet is the youngest in Europe, with an average age of less than four years, the airline confirmed its intention to place a significant order for further aircraft once a sensible pricing agreement with a suitable manufacturer can be reached.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said "The arrival of two new aircraft brings to 305 the number of Boeing aircraft in the Ryanair fleet. We remain ready to place a significant order for more aircraft if and when we can reach a sensible pricing agreement with one of the manufacturers".

Ryanair Deliveries:

EI-EVW Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 40318 Delivered 14/12/12.
EI-EVX Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 40317 Delivered 13/12/12.
EI-EVY Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 40319 Delivered 18/12/12.
EI-EVZ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 40316 Delivered 07/12/12.
EI-EXD Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 40320 Delivered 07/12/12.
EI-EXE Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 40321 Delivered 04/12/12.
EI-EXF Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 40322 Delivered 04/12/12.

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