27 million and counting. Szczecin Airport has baked a cake to celebrate Ryanair carrying 27 million passengers in Poland. Ryanair operates almost 450 departures per week, spread across 142 routes, involving 11 Polish airports, with an average frequency on each route of just over three flights per week. From Szczecin, Ryanair serves Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool and London Stansted.
Comiso Airport, Sicily is very pleased to receive the anna.aero award for enterprise following the launch of Ryanair services to Rome Ciampino. The launch was the first scheduled service for newly refurbished Comiso. Denise Allibrio (Airport Duty Officer); Salvo Scuderi (Security Manager); Elio Auteri (Handling); Oreste Santonocito (Post Holder Terminal); Rosario Dibennardo (President of SOACO); Biagio Picarella (Post Holder Movement- Maintenance) and Paolo Dierna (Commercial) are excited for Ryanair’s second and third launches to Brussels Charleroi and London Stansted from Comiso due in mid-september.
On 18 August, Sólyom Hungarian Airways arrived at its new base, Budapest Airport. The brand new carrier is set to be a replacement flagship for Hungary following the collapse of Malev in early 2012. The carrier will start off operating charter services at first, whilst all the permits and operating certificates are secured for its six leased aircraft. Jozsef Vago (CEO Solyom) said, "The new airline would initially fly its six aircraft to 22 destinations, including six European capitals”. Sólyom, which means falcon, saluted Budapest with a low flypast in a Boeing 737-500, and the salute was then retuned on the ground by Budapest firefighters with a traditional water arch.