Ryanair’s Alicante and Malaga to Aberdeen
Aberdeen is back on Ryanair’s route map, as the ULCC launched services from Malaga and Alicante this week. Pictured are the crew of the inaugural Aberdeen-Malaga flight, along with Carol Benzie, MD of Aberdeen Airport and Lauren Hennessy, Marketing & Sales Executive for UK & Ireland, Ryanair.
- Ryanair has started two services to Aberdeen (ABZ) this week, linking the Scottish city to its bases in Malaga (AGP) and Alicante (ALC), with the former beginning on 8 February and the latter on 9 February. Both will be flown twice-weekly by the airline’s 737-800 fleet, with Malaga operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while Alicante will be served on Thursdays and Sundays. Neither route faces any direct competition. Aberdeen is a new destination for Ryanair (well, sort of). It used to serve the airport from Dublin and Liverpool, with its last service being from the Irish capital on 28 October 2011. Carol Benzie, MD of Aberdeen Airport, said: “We’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Ryanair to the airport since we announced these fantastic new routes last July and I’m delighted to welcome the airline back to the north-east after a six-year hiatus.” Services between Aberdeen and Faro will begin in May.