Ryanair strengthened its position at Warsaw Modlin (WMI), adding four new destinations to its already existing network of eight routes to the recently opened low-cost airport serving the Polish capital. On 1 September, thrice-weekly services each were launched from the northern-Italian city of Bologna (BLQ), which is the subject of this week’s anna.aero airport analysis, and Manchester (MAN) in the UK. On 2 and 3 September respectively, services from Weeze (NRN) in Germany and Barcelona (BCN) in Spain were launched. While flights to Weeze are offered with four-weekly frequencies, Barcelona is served with half that frequency. The Catalan city is also the only destination out of the four where Ryanair faces competition. Thrice-weekly flights are offered by Wizz Air from Warsaw Modlin, while LOT Polish Airlines provides further indirect competition with a daily service from Warsaw Chopin Airport.