Ryanair launches new bases in Billund and Palma

Traditional Danish Kaj cakes were served as Billund in Denmark became a Ryanair base. Passengers on the first flight to Krakow were handed the celebratory cakes – based on a Danish cartoon but also an illustration of Irish leprechauns - by Legoman and a leprechaun along with Billund Airport’s Marketing Manager Jesper Klausholm and Ryanair’s Nordic Sales & Marketing Executive Elina Hakkarainen.

Ryanair’s new route to Tallinn from Manchester was celebrated in the Estonian capital with a football-themed cake celebration.

Ryanair’s new route to Tallinn from Manchester was celebrated in the Estonian capital with a football-themed cake celebration. The cake was cut by Ryanair’s Nordic & Baltic Sales & Marketing Executive Elina Hakkarainen and Tallinn Airport’s MD Erik Sakkov.

Eager to eat the cake is the airport director Piervittorio Farabbi (centre) along with his daughter (right) and Luca Siragusa, Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Intern for Italy (left).

This cake was baked to celebrate Ryanair’s new services to Perugia in Umbria; ‘the Green Heart of Italy’. This week, flights have launched to Girona in Spain and in next week’s issue, we will report on the domestic service from Milan Bergamo. Eager to eat the cake is the airport director Piervittorio Farabbi (centre) along with his daughter (right) and Luca Siragusa, Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Intern for Italy (left).

Poland's Bydgoszcz Airport celebrated Ryanair's new route to Glasgow Prestwick with this substantial cake, which was served in the airport's departure hall. Including the Girona route, which also launched this week and will be reported on in next week's anna.aero, the Irish low-cost carrier now dominates the airport with six destinations. As much as we wanted, we did not manage to get in touch with the lady taking the picture of the cake to get hold of her presumably perfect shot of the cutting, so on this occasion photo credits go to Jarosław Pruss.

  • Having apparently woken from its winter slumbers during which time passenger numbers were down, 80 aircraft were parked, and the only new routes launched so far in 2012 were in Budapest (where the airline responded rapidly to Malev’s collapse), Ryanair is growing once more with the launch this week of new bases (in Billund and Palma de Mallorca) and some 70 new routes (with many more to follow next week) involving 74 airports. The following table summarises the many new routes. For competitor analysis, see our regular downloadable spreadsheet of all new routes launched this week.
Launch From Code To Code WF
25-Mar-12 Barcelona BCN East Midlands EMA 7
25-Mar-12 Barcelona BCN Glasgow Prestwick PIK 7
25-Mar-12 Barcelona BCN Trieste TRS 1
25-Mar-12 Bari BRI Maastricht MST 2
22-Mar-12 Billund BLL Carcassonne CCF 2
22-Mar-12 Billund BLL Krakow KRK 3
24-Mar-12 Billund BLL Corfu CFU 1
24-Mar-12 Billund BLL Zadar ZAD 2
25-Mar-12 Billund BLL Venice Treviso TSF 2
25-Mar-12 Bologna BLQ Budapest BUD 2
25-Mar-12 Brussels Charleroi CRL Memmingen FMM 7
26-Mar-12 Brussels Charleroi CRL Rodez RDZ 2
26-Mar-12 Budapest BUD Alicante ALC 2
26-Mar-12 Budapest BUD Eindhoven EIN 4
26-Mar-12 Budapest BUD Malaga AGP 2
26-Mar-12 Budapest BUD Pisa PSA 2
25-Mar-12 Faro FAO Karlsruhe-Baden FKB 1
26-Mar-12 Frankfurt Hahn HHN Gothenburg City GSE 3
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Cagliari CAG 7
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Doncaster DSA 2
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Gdansk GDN 2
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Ibiza IBZ 4
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Madrid MAD 14
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Nador NDR 2
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Perugia PEG 2
25-Mar-12 Girona GRO Weeze NRN 7
26-Mar-12 Girona GRO Poitiers PIS 2
26-Mar-12 Girona GRO Skelleftea SFT 2
26-Mar-12 Girona GRO Stockholm Västerås VST 2
26-Mar-12 Girona GRO Thessaloniki SKG 3
25-Mar-12 Glasgow Prestwick PIK Bydgoszcz BZG 2
25-Mar-12 Knock NOC Milan Bergamo BGY 2
26-Mar-12 Leeds/Bradford LBA Milan Bergamo BGY 2
26-Mar-12 Leeds/Bradford LBA Tenerife Sur TFS 2
26-Mar-12 London Luton LTN Alghero AHO 2
26-Mar-12 Malaga AGP Leipzig/Halle LEJ 2
25-Mar-12 Malta MLA London Stansted STN 4
26-Mar-12 Malta MLA Bournemouth BOH 2
25-Mar-12 Manchester MAN Biarritz BIQ 2
25-Mar-12 Manchester MAN Murcia MJV 4
25-Mar-12 Manchester MAN Reus REU 2
26-Mar-12 Manchester MAN Beziers BZR 2
26-Mar-12 Manchester MAN Tallinn TLL 2
26-Mar-12 Manchester MAN Valencia VLC 2
25-Mar-12 Marseille MRS Bordeaux BOD 7
25-Mar-12 Marseille MRS Paris Beauvais BVA 7
26-Mar-12 Marseille MRS Ibiza IBZ 2
26-Mar-12 Marseille MRS Zadar ZAD 2
25-Mar-12 Milan Bergamo BGY Bremen BRE 2
25-Mar-12 Oslo Rygge RYG Lodz LCJ 1
25-Mar-12 Oslo Rygge RYG Toulon TLN 2
26-Mar-12 Oslo Rygge RYG Corfu CFU 1
26-Mar-12 Oslo Rygge RYG Pula PUY 2
21-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Malaga AGP 4
21-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Marseille MRS 3
21-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Santander SDR 5
22-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Maastricht MST 3
22-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Paris Beauvais BVA 3
22-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Santiago de Compostela SCQ 4
25-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Gothenburg City GSE 2
25-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Krakow KRK 2
25-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Oslo Torp TRF 2
26-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Aarhus AAR 2
26-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Haugesund HAU 1
26-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Poznan POZ 2
26-Mar-12 Palma de Mallorca PMI Stockholm Västerås VST 2
25-Mar-12 Pisa PSA Wroclaw WRO 2
26-Mar-12 Pisa PSA Haugesund HAU 2
26-Mar-12 Pisa PSA Malmö MMX 2
26-Mar-12 Vilnius VNO Paris Beauvais BVA 3
Source: anna.aero new route database
WF: Weekly Frequency

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