Ryanair launches 35 new summer routes in two days; Ibiza gets the most
Celebrating Ryanair’s arrival in northern Sweden with an elk-themed cake were Robert Lindberg, CEO Skellefteå Airport; Elina Hakkarainen, Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Executive Nordics; and Anders Hellgren, CEO Destination Skellefteå. Flights from Girona in Spain operate twice a week.
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As Ryanair based its fifth aircraft in Porto in northern Portugal, the airline launched a new route to La Rochelle in France. The cake baked to celebrate the route even featured an innovative way of saving on Ryanair’s baggage fees. Proudly presenting the cake were Porto Airport’s marketing executives Paula Barbosa and Márcia Canedo, and marketing manager Álvaro Oliveira Leite (centre).
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Krakow Airport baked a cake to celebrate the new route to Cagliari in Sardinia. In addition to the decorations in the Italian colours, the Sardinian flag decorated the cake that was well-received with the passengers about to board the first flight. Overseeing the event was Katarzyna Gaborec, Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Executive CEE.
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As Ryanair arrived in town, Karlstad’s Mayor Per-Samuel Nisser handed out gifts to waiting passengers. Spaniards Andy Lopez and Levington Mosquera were the first to arrive to Karlstad Airport in Sweden, while the Johansson-Grabill family were the first to board the flight back to Girona.
Brussels South Charleroi celebrated Ryanair’s new route to Perugia in Italy’s Umbria, which now operates twice a week.
- Ryanair launched 35 new routes on 27 and 28 March. Although not a base, the Spanish island of Ibiza (IBZ) got the most new routes with six services ranging from northern European airports in the UK, Ireland Germany and Sweden to fellow Mediterranean destinations Cagliari (CAG) on the Italian island of Sardinia and a domestic service to Malaga (AGP) on the mainland. Notably, two Swedish airports receiving Ryanair services are new to the airline’s network. Karlstad (KSD) and Skellefteå (SFT) are now connected with Girona (GRO), while a third Swedish regional airport, Kristianstad, was dropped as Ryanair decided to downsize its Girona base. For full details about Ryanair’s new routes, see the downloadable spreadsheet.
» View all 160 new airline routes launched this week all across the world.