Ryanair’s 50 new routes include opening of Zadar base

Malta Airport’s Beatriz Corchero, Matthew Gusman and Jeanette Zammit from the marketing team organized a very special welcome event to celebrate the launch of Ryanair’s service to Gothenburg City.

Ryanair's 50 new routes include opening of Zadar base

Faro Airport’s Helder Lemos, Head of Marketing; and Jocelyn McCall Ferreira, Marketing Aviation, Key Account Airlines, cut the cake celebrating Ryanair’s new route to Leipzig and the third anniversary of the airline’s base at the southern Portuguese airport.

Camilla Littorin, Business Manager Destination Jönköping; and Sten Norrinder, Jönköping Airport’s MD, cheered to the success of Ryanair’s new service to Girona, 16 years after the carrier first touched down at the Swedish airport.

Traditional German Lebkuchen (or gingerbread cake) was served in Nuremberg to mark Ryanair’s launch of services to London Stansted. Presenting the bake were Peter Schuberth, AirPart’s Sales and Quality Manager; Henrike Schmidt, Ryanair’s Country Manager Germany; Ryanair Cabin Crew on the inaugural flight; and Andreas Humer-Hager, Nuremberg Airport’s Head of Aviation Marketing.

Ryanair's 50 new routes include opening of Zadar base

Porto Airport’s Joanna Martins, Álvaro Leite and Márcia Canedo from the marketing team, cut the celebratory cake for Ryanair’s maiden departure to Clermont Ferrand.

Ryanair's 50 new routes include opening of Zadar base

Another route launched by Ryanair from Porto last week – the twice-weekly service to Strasbourg – was also celebrated with a cake.

  • It may have recently reported a 1% drop in its passenger numbers for March, but that has not stopped Ryanair from leading the way, once again, as the airline that starts (and stops) more routes than any other. For the period under analysis this week (25 March to 1 April), we have identified a total of 54 genuinely new Ryanair routes (as opposed to including seasonal re-starts), with many more to follow next week. These new routes involve a total of 62 different airports across Europe and North Africa. Worth noting is that of the 54 new routes, just six are currently served by other airlines, and that the average weekly frequency of the new services is just 2.54. Zadar (ZAD) in Croatia officially becomes the airline’s latest base, and first in Croatia, with one based aircraft and three new routes starting this week.
Start Date From Code To Code WF* Competition (WF)
01-Apr-13 Alghero AHO Trieste TRS 3
01-Apr-13 Alicante ALC Katowice KTW 1
31-Mar-13 Barcelona BCN Bologna BLQ 7 Vueling (4)
31-Mar-13 Nador NDR 3 Air Arabia Maroc (2)
01-Apr-13 Brussels Charleroi CRL Rijeka RJK 2
01-Apr-13 Cagliari CAG Oslo Rygge RYG 2
01-Apr-13 East Midlands EMA Menorca/Mahon MAH 2
31-Mar-13 Edinburgh EDI Beziers BZR 2
31-Mar-13 Katowice KTW 2
31-Mar-13 Santander SDR 2
31-Mar-13 Faro FAO Cologne/Bonn CGN 4 germanwings (3)
31-Mar-13 Fez FEZ Rome Ciampino CIA 2
31-Mar-13 Girona GRO Groningen GRQ 2
01-Apr-13 Jönköping JKG 2
01-Apr-13 Kalmar KLR 2
01-Apr-13 Katowice KTW 2
31-Mar-13 Lappeenranta LPP 2
31-Mar-13 Memmingen FMM 5
31-Mar-13 Trieste TRS 2
31-Mar-13 Glasgow Prestwick PIK Rzeszow RZE 2
01-Apr-13 Liverpool LPL Lublin LUZ 2
01-Apr-13 London Stansted STN Kefalonia EFL 2
28-Mar-13 Nuremberg NUE 7
26-Mar-13 Strasbourg SXB 3
31-Mar-13 Tallinn TLL 4
27-Mar-13 Maastricht MST Brive BVE 2
31-Mar-13 Malaga AGP Cologne/Bonn CGN 4 airberlin (3)
01-Apr-13 Malta MLA Gothenburg City GSE 2
31-Mar-13 Liverpool LPL 3
31-Mar-13 Milan Bergamo BGY 7
31-Mar-13 Manchester MAN Corfu CFU 2 easyJet (2)
01-Apr-13 Lanzarote ACE 2 Jet2.com (2)

Monarch (4)

Thomas Cook Airlines (3)

Thomson Airways (3)

Trapani TPS 2
31-Mar-13 Marseille MRS Warsaw WAW 2
01-Apr-13 Oslo Rygge RYG Reus REU 2
31-Mar-13 Rijeka RJK 2
01-Apr-13 Palma de Mallorca PMI Warsaw WAW 2
01-Apr-13 Pisa PSA Leipzig LEJ 2
28-Mar-13 Porto OPO Clermont-Ferrand CFE 2
26-Mar-13 Strasbourg SXB 2
31-Mar-13 Rome Ciampino CIA Corfu CFU 2
31-Mar-13 Cuneo CUF 4
31-Mar-13 Trapani TPS Bratislava BTS 2
31-Mar-13 Gothenburg City GSE 2
31-Mar-13 Hamburg Lübeck LBC 2
01-Apr-13 Kaunas KUN 2
31-Mar-13 Rzeszow RZE 2
01-Apr-13 Warsaw WAW 2
31-Mar-13 Weeze NRN Oujda OUD 2
01-Apr-13 Rijeka RJK 2
01-Apr-13 Tangier TNG 2
01-Apr-13 Zadar ZAD Gothenburg City GSE 2
01-Apr-13 Haugesund HAU 2
01-Apr-13 Liverpool LPL 2
Source: Innovata w/c 8 April 2013.    *WF: Weefly Frequencies at launch.

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