Ryanair adds 20 more new routes to its W14 network

City Airport Bremen celebrated the launch of three new services on 28 October to Gothenburg, Lisbon and Madrid. All three routes will be served with thrice-weekly flights and face no competition.

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Ryanair - Gothenburg

Anyone for lunch? Passengers departing on the first flight from Gothenburg Save (GSE) to Bremen on 28 October were greeted by Neringa Öhrström, Sales & Marketing, Scandinavia & Baltics at Ryanair and Annika Nyberg, CEO, GSE serving up a traditional German sausage and sauerkraut lunch. Liquid refreshment was also provided.

Riga to Cologne Bonn

There was a special cake for the first passengers on Ryanair’s new service from Riga to Cologne Bonn on 28 October. Preparing to cut the first piece were Mrs. Liene Freivalde, Director of Aviation Services Department, and Mr. Andis Damlics, Member of the Board of Riga International Airport.

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Hamburg Airport Ryanair

Hamburg Airport welcomed Ryanair’s second service to Portugal with the launch on 28 October of flights to Porto. Celebrating the event out on the apron were: Colm O’Shea, Marketing & Sales Manager, Ryanair; the Ryanair crew; and Jörgen Kearsley, General Manager Aviation Marketing, Hamburg Airport.

In Porto, José Silva, Passenger Service Manager and Márcia Canêdo, Porto Airport Marketing Team, were on hand to celebrate the start of services to Hamburg. In case you were wondering (as we were) what the cake represented, apparently it is a copy of a piece of art that appeared in Hamburg in 2011.

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Kaunas Airport celebrated the launch of a new weekly service to Shannon in Ireland on Thursday 30 October. Cutting the ribbon were: Neringa Öhrström, Sales & Marketing Executive Nordics & Baltics, Ryanair; Monika Simonaitė, Sales Manager, Kaunas Airport; and Bruno Kaspar Director, Kaunas Airport. Out on the apron there was a further celebration featuring: Indrė Baltrušaitienė, Communications Manager, Lithuanian Airports; and Neringa Öhrström Sales & Marketing Executive Nordics & Baltics, Ryanair.

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Ryanair Cardiff to Teneriffe

Cardiff Airport in Wales welcomed the return of Ryanair services on 30 October with the introduction of weekly (Thursday) flights to Tenerife South. Competition will come from Thomson Airways, which serves the route with thrice-weekly flights. Ryanair’s previous presence at Cardiff was limited to operating Dublin flights between 1996 and May 2006.

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  • Ryanair followed the launch of 25 routes last week, with the addition of 20 more new routes during the last seven days. A total of 22 airports have benefitted from the additional services, with only three of the routes facing direct competition. Only two of the 25 routes will be served with more than three flights per week, with the Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) route being the only one to be operated on a daily basis. Sector lengths range from 562 kilometres for the Bremen (BRE) to Gothenburg City (GSE) route, up to 4,093 kilometres for the Warsaw Modlin (WMI) to Tenerife South (TFS) route. This makes it Ryanair’s third longest route after two routes to the Canary Islands from Stockholm Skavsta.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
28 Oct Bremen (BRE) Gothenburg City (GSE) B738 (3)
Lisbon (LIS)
Madrid (MAD)
29 Oct Cologne Bonn (CGN) B738 (4)
28 Oct Riga (RIX) B738 (3)
Rome Ciampino (CIA) B738 (7)
Eindhoven (EIN) Lisbon (LIS) B738 (3) transavia.com (2)
31 Oct Tenerife South (TFS) B738 (1)
28 Oct Turin (TRN) B738 (3)
1 Nov Glasgow (GLA) Riga (RIX) B738 (1)
28 Oct Warsaw Modlin (WMI) B738 (3)
30 Oct Kaunas (KUN) Shannon (SNN) B738 (1)
28 Oct Madrid (MAD) Eindhoven (EIN) B738 (3) transavia.com (2)
Fez (FEZ) B738 (2)
Porto (OPO) Hamburg (HAM) B738 (3)
30 Oct Tenerife South (TFS) Cardiff (CWL) B738 (1) Thomson Airways (3)
28 Oct Thessaloniki (SKG) Paris Beauvais (BVA) B738 (3)
1 Nov Warsaw Modlin (WMI) Fuerteventura (FUE) B738 (1)
31 Oct Gran Canaria (LPA)
30 Oct Tenerife South (TFS) B738 (2)
Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 4 November 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies


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