Ryanair expands from Athens

Ryanair Athens Vilnius

Ryanair introduced flights between Athens and Vilnius on 10 May, with the Lithuanian capital airport celebrating the new service in true Ancient Greek fashion. Seen celebrating the service alongside the imposing soldiers are: Chris Lundshøj, Sales and Marketing Executive for Nordics and Baltics, Ryanair; Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, CCO, Lithuanian Airports; and Agnė Mažeikytė, Communications Project Manager, Lithuanian Airports.

Another airport which greeted a new service from Athens with Ryanair was Lodz, a route launched on 12 May. The Polish airport celebrated the connection with cake, while a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open the route. Seen conducting the ribbon cutting are: Anna Midera, CEO, Lodz Airport; Olga Pawlonka, Sales & Marketing Manager for CEE, Ryanair; and Joanna Skrzydlewska, Vice Marshal from the Lodz Region Office.

Ryanair Zadar

Along with welcoming a new route from Athens this week with Ryanair, Memmingen also gained a Zadar connection, a sector that the airline launched on 8 May, and will operate three times weekly. Posing alongside the very chilled out crew on the German airport apron are Memmingen Airport’s Aviation Marketing & Sales Manager, Alica Ulrich (second left), and Head of Aviation, Marcel Schütz (third right). The Athens route will operate twice-weekly.

  • Ryanair expanded its operations from the Greek capital this week, launching a total of six new routes from Athens (ATH), namely to Gdansk (GDN), Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB), Lodz (LCJ), Memmingen (FMM), Vilnius (VNO) and Wroclaw (WRO). “Greece has always been a very popular holiday destination for Lithuanians and we are very happy that there are now regular flights to one of the oldest capitals in Europe,” commented Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, CCO of Lithuanian Airports, about the connection between Athens and Vilnius. “Lithuanian Airports have been working on a Vilnius to Athens route for more than three years and we really believe that both Lithuanians and Greeks will enjoy it.” Along with the Athens launches, Ryanair this week also opened a connection from Memmingen to Zadar (ZAD). Overall the average weekly frequency of the new routes is twice-weekly, while the mean sector length is 1,539 kilometres. 
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
8-May Memmingen (FMM) Zadar (ZAD) B738 (3)  
10-May Athens (ATH) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) B738 (2)  
Vilnius (VNO) Wizz Air (3)
11-May Gdansk (GDN)  
Wroclaw (WRO)  
12-May Lodz (LCJ) B738 (1)  
Memmingen (FMM) B738 (2)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 15 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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