Ryanair now flies from Magdeburg/Cochstedt Airport to Spain
Toulon in the south of France threw a big party to welcome Ryanair’s Liverpool services on 1 April. The cake was displayed by Neil Pakey, Peel Airports’ (Liverpool Airport) COO; Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Executive Maria Macken; Toulon Airport’s Marketing Manager Anne-Marie Blum; and airport director Fabrice Créon. The Toulon Beatles cover band Hello GoodBye performed for arriving and departing passengers. Pakey commented: “The link to Toulon-Hyères opens up direct flights to the St.Tropez and Provence region of France which should prove immensely popular this summer. With Ryanair’s Friday and Monday flights it seems ideal for short breaks and vacations alike.”
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Bremen Airport’s CEO Jürgen Bula and Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Manager Germany Henrike Schmidt cut the ribbon for the route to Marrakech in Morocco, which last was operated in the winter of 2008, while a camel provided the backdrop. They were then joined by the airport’s Head of PR & Marketing Florian Kruse and the Ryanair Bremen crew Eric Hook, Tiia Hook, John Nielson, Harun Warizi, Monika Tyszkiewicz and Robert Hoeting.
Ryanair’s arrival in Magdeburg/Cochstedt and thereby the launch of scheduled operations at the new airport was celebrated by Karl-Heinz Daehre, German Minister of Transport; Uwe Hädicke, CEO Airport Magdeburg-Cochstedt; and Henrike Schmidt, Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Manager. Hädicke and Daehre were then joined by the airport’s PR Assistant Sarah Matthausch and PR Manager Gunnar Sperling for another photo opportunity.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s Aviation Development Manager Chris Harcombe greeted the first passengers to check in for Ryanair’s new route to Faro; mother and son Val and Alex Matthews. Nick Smillie, Aviation Sales Director for Peel Airports, commented the new route: “Our Alicante route is incredibly popular and we anticipate that Faro will prove to be just as successful as we continue to build upon our growth as an airport serving South Yorkshire and the wider region.”
Lappeenranta, the Finnish airport functioning as a secondary airport for St Petersburg, saw the arrival of another new Ryanair route on 30 March, when passengers from Milan Bergamo were welcomed with cake and chocolates.
- Ryanair continued its route launch spree during the last week, adding 18 routes to its network. Notably, only the two routes to Ibiza (IBZ) exceed two weekly frequencies at each three flights a week. Magdeburg/Cochstedt (CSO) in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is a new destination for Ryanair. As the new airport, which only opened last year, got four routes from Spain, it became its first scheduled operations. The only other airports to get more than one new Ryanair route in the last week are Milan Bergamo (BGY) and Volos (VOL) in Mainland Greece. The service between Porto (OPO) in northern Portugal and Paris Vatry (XCR) is notable for being the third route and only non-Scandinavian service at the Paris airport, while the service between Doncaster/Sheffield (DSA) and Faro (FAO) sticks out for being the only to face competition. For full details about the new Ryanair routes, see this week’s downloadable spreadsheet.
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