Ryanair has a quiet week, launching just 25 routes

Launched on 26 October, Ryanair added Berlin Schönefeld to its network offer from Porto this week, commencing a four times weekly service. Cutting the new route cake are Márcia Canêdo and Paula Barbosa ‒ the Porto Airport Marketing Team.

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Three flags for three new routes from Brussels Charleroi – Riga, Prague and Bucharest. Jean-Jacques Cloquet, BSCA CEO said: “The number of departures available from Charleroi to Eastern Europe has been boosted by these three new Ryanair lines. The launch of these routes as part of the winter development plan means that we can now offer flights to colourful cities that are packed with history at great prices from an airport that is quick and easy to use, as well as being accessible.” 

Cutting the cake which was baked to celebrate five new routes for W14/15 from Ryanair’s Madrid base (including one this week to Warsaw Modlin), along with the crew are: (third from the left) Victoria Baños, Head of the Cabinet, Madrid Airport; and (on her right) Sandra Rubio, Sales & Marketing Executive Spain & Portugal, Ryanair.

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Ryanair has a quiet week, launching just 25 routes

Ryanair is opening three bases in W14 one being at Cologne Bonn (the others are at Glasgow and Warsaw Modlin). In charge of the celebrations in Germany, along with appropriately destination-themed guests were: Jan Möller, Head of Business Development, Cologne Bonn Airport; Ulrich Stiller, Director Marketing and Sales, Cologne Bonn Airport; and Colm O’Shea, Sales & Marketing Manager ‒ Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland, Ryanair.

  • Ryanair’s march towards respectability with business travellers continues this week, as in the process of launching 25 new routes from 14 of its bases, it perhaps most tellingly, adds Hamburg (HAM) to its network map, with a daily service from Lisbon (LIS) – services to the German airport from Porto (OPO) also begin on 28 October.  Additionally, it has also started flights from three new bases, with Glasgow (GLA) opened alongside its existing Glasgow Prestwick (PIK) operation, as well as Warsaw Modlin (WMI) and Cologne Bonn (CGN). Interestingly, the ULCC has offered some new route growth to those airports recently side-lined in favour of other more ‘main’ airports in their respective cities, namely Glasgow Prestwick to Girona (GRO), Brussels Charleroi (CRL) to Bucharest (OTP), Prague (PRG) and Riga (RIX) and Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Athens (ATH), Crotone (CRV), Fez (FEZ) and Lisbon. While traditionally the ULCC is not shy in taking on the legacy flag carrier’s on individual city pairs, its Brussels Charleroi to Bucharest route sees it go head-to-head with fellow ULCC Wizz Air’s existing daily operation on the airport pair. In addition, the start of UK domestic routes between Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow to London Stansted (STN), will see Ryanair take on its nemesis easyJet, which flies the former 22 times weekly, while the latter is operated 13 times weekly. These routes are two of just eight facing direct airport pair competition from incumbent carriers.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
26 Oct Brussels Charleroi (CRL) Bucharest (OTP) B738 (7) Wizz Air (7)
Prague (PRG)
Riga (RIX) B738 (4)
Cologne Bonn (CGN) London Stansted (STN) B738 (14) germanwings (14)
Dublin (DUB) Brussels (BRU) B738 (16) Aer Lingus (16)
Cologne Bonn (CGN) B738 (7) germanwings (3)
Glasgow (GLA) B738 (21) Aer Lingus (25)
Edinburgh (EDI) London Stansted (STN) easyJet (22)
Glasgow (GLA) Bydgoszcz (BZG) B738 (2)
City of Derry (LDY) B738 (6)
London Stansted (STN) B738 (21) easyJet (13)
Lisbon (LIS) Hamburg (HAM) B738 (7) TAP Portugal (12)
Madrid (MAD) Warsaw Modlin (WMI) B738 (4)
Manchester (MAN) Eindhoven (EIN)
Shannon (SNN) B738 (6)
Milan/Bergamo (BGY) Crotone (CRV) B738 (7)
Lisbon (LIS)
Porto (OPO) Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) B738 (4)
Rome Ciampino (CIA) Athens (ATH) B738 (14)
Crotone (CRV) B738 (7)
Fez (FEZ) B738 (2)
Lisbon (LIS) B738 (7)
27 Oct Weeze (NRN) Bydgoszcz (BZG) B738 (2)
Glasgow (GLA) Wroclaw (WRO)
Glasgow Prestwick (PIK) Girona (GRO)
Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 28 October 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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