Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Did you know Ryanair announced 39 new routes in September

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 
In a new feature will review Ryanair's new route announcements on a calendar month basis.

As can been below over 95% of Ryanair's new routes announced are from primary airports,

We wish to state this data is sourced from open media sources, press releases and Ryanair's booking engine.

All routes operated Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Athens-Brussels Charleroi year-round service
Athens-Rome Ciampino from 26th October
Athens-Warsaw Modlin from 29th March 2015
Barcelona-Cologne from 29th March 2015
Brussels Charleroi-Bucharest (Otopeni) from 30th October
Brussels Charleroi-Prague from 26th October
Brussels Charleroi-Riga from 26th October
Cologne/Bonn-Alicante from 29th March 2015
Cologne/Bonn-Barcelona El Prat from 29th March 2015
Cologne/Bonn-Riga from 28th October
Cologne/Bonn-Rome Ciampino from 28th October
Gdansk-Alicante from 29th March 2015
Lisbon-Bremen from 28th October
Lisbon-Eindhoven from 28th October
Lisbon-Hamburg from 26th October
Lisbon-Milan Bergamo from 26th October
Lisbon-Porto from 22nd September
Lisbon-Rome Ciampino from 29th March 2015
Lisbon-Warsaw Modlin from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Berlin Schonefeld from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Bratislava from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Bremen from 26th October
Madrid-Bucharest from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Eindhoven from 26th October
Madrid-Cologne/Bonn from 29th October
Madrid-Fez from 26th October
Madrid-Vilnius from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Warsaw Modlin from 26th October
Manchester-Eindhoven from 26th October
Manchester-Las Palmas Extension of existing service
Manchester-Shannon from 26th October
Milan Bergamo-Crotone from 26th October
Milan Bergamo-Lisbon from 26th October
Porto-Berlin Schonefeld from 26th October
Porto-Hamburg from 28th October
Manchester-Shannon from 26th October
Rome Ciampino-Crotone from 26th October
Warsaw Modlin-Athens from 29th March 2015
Warsaw Modlin-Lisbon from 30th March 2015

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Icelandic Carrier WOW air announces new Dublin-Reykjavik route

Image courtsey of Paul Doyle 
Icelandic carrier WOW air is to launch a new year-round Dublin-Reykjavik service from next summer.

WOW air will fly three times per week between Dublin and Reykjavik from next June, and will operate the first scheduled service between the two cities. WOW, which started flying in May 2012, is a low-cost carrier that currently operates 16 routes from its home base at Keflavik Airport in Iceland.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome WOW air to Ireland and to add Reykjavik to Dublin Airport’s growing list of direct destinations. “We’re sure there will be strong demand for this new route, as Iceland has been growing in popularity as a leisure destination in recent years and Dublin has a long track record as a popular charter destination for Icelandic visitors,” Mr Harrison added.

WOW Chief Executive and founder Skúli Mogensen said: “We are very excited to add Dublin as a year-round destination. WOW air’s core mission is to lower airfares wherever we go. Given Ireland and Iceland’s close ties, I know that there will be a lot of people using this opportunity to visit each other.”

The agreement to operate a Dublin service comes after two years of regular contact between WOW air and senior executives from Dublin Airport, according to Mr Harrison. “Dublin has been on WOW air’s radar as a potential destination since shortly after the airline commenced operations and we look forward to working closely with WOW and other stakeholders to help grow this new service.”

WOW air will launch its new Dublin route on June 2, 2015 and will operate the service three times per week using either an Airbus A320 or A319 aircraft. Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a flight time of approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.

The flights will depart Keflavik Airport at 06.20 arriving in Dublin at 09.40, while the return flight will depart Dublin at 12.10, arriving Keflavik at 13.35.

WOW air also runs its own travel agency WOW travel, which specialises in low cost holidays, to and from Iceland. It will offer a range of Icelandic tours and destinations in the Irish market and will also sell package trips to Ireland in Iceland.

Iceland has enjoyed a tourist boom in recent years, due to increased air access, a devaluation of the local currency and a sustained international marketing campaign. Annual visitor numbers to Iceland increased by 20% to a record 807,000 last year.

WOW air was founded by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, who has a background in technology and telecommunications. WOW air has grown dramatically over the past two years. It carried more than 400,000 passengers last year and is expected to have more than 700,000 passengers in 2014.

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