Ryanair today opened it's 55th European Base and first Greek Base in Chania (Crete) in an investment of over $70 million with a Boeing 737-800 operating a total of 26 routes including 11 new routes across Europe to destinations in Denmark,France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Poland and UK, operating 106 weekly flights delivering 500,000 passengers to the airport in the first year of operation.
New routes to Billund, Bristol, Eindhoven,Katowice, Marseille, Memmingen, Thessaloniki, Venice Treviso, Vilnius and Warsaw Chopin commence between today and 1st May, its first domestic route to Thessaloniki commences on 2nd June operating daily.
Chania is the second largest city on the island of Crete and is also the capital of the Chania region. Chania is located the north coast of the island.
The air transport industry contributes €5.7 billion euro annually to Greek GDP. This total comprises of €3.3 billion euros directly contributed through the output of the aviation sector (airlines, airports and ground services, aerospace).
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