Ryanair lets it go on 13 new routes

Back in October 2009, Ryanair launched its first flights between Brussels Charleroi and two Scandinavian cities ‒ namely Oslo-Rygge (Norway) and Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden). Six years later, on 25 October 2015, the first flight to Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen took off from Charleroi, with 183 passengers on board. To coincide with the occasion, the Belgian airport showcased Scandinavia by putting on a number of activities throughout its terminal – including Olaf from Frozen. Launched initially with a daily service, the route increases to double-daily from 5 November.

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Budapest Airport’s Airline Development Manager Eszter Almási (second left) celebrates the launch of daily Ryanair flights from the Hungarian capital to Copenhagen on 25 October with the inaugural flight’s crew.

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Ryanair launched three new routes from Cologne Bonn this week to Milan/Bergamo, Porto and Warsaw Modlin, with Gran Canaria and Valencia to follow next week. The new services were celebrated by: Maike Lyssy (left) and Joanna Hagemeyer (right), Business Development & Aviation Marketing, Cologne Bonn; Markus Leopold, Marketing & Sales Executive, Ryanair; and Ryanair cabin crew.

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Sunday 25 October saw the first daily Ryanair flight to Copenhagen depart from Stockholm Skavsta Airport. “We are extremely pleased with the destination, the daily frequency and the confidence that Ryanair puts in re-establishing traffic at Stockholm Skavsta Airport,” says Peter Steinmetz, CEO of the Swedish airport.

  • Ryanair used the first week of the W15/16 season to start 13 new routes from 10 of its bases. These are ‘new, new’ routes as opposed to Ryanair’s definition of new – its definition of new includes routes that were started in S15, but were not operated in the previous winter season. The average sector length of these routes was 1,436 kilometres – with the longest route being the 3,846-kilometre Tenerife South (TFS) to Copenhagen (CPH) airport pair, while the shortest also included the Danish capital, this time with the 435-kilometre link to Stockholm Skavsta (NYO). The average weekly frequency of the new routes is seven. Vote for Bratislava, Budapest and Cologne Bonn’s route launch cakes. Vote for Stockholm Skavsta Airport’s fire truck water arch.
Launch Date From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
25 Oct Alicante (ALC) Rome Ciampino (CIA) B738 (2)
Copenhagen (CPH) B738 (4) Norwegian (5), Vueling (2)
Bologna (BLQ) Bucharest (OTP) B738 (5) Wizz Air (4), Blue Air (3)
Cologne Bonn (CGN) Milan/Bergamo (BGY) B738 (14)
Porto (OPO) B738 (4)
Warsaw Modlin (WMI) B738 (7)
Brussels Charleroi (CRL) Copenhagen (CPH) B738 (14)
Budapest (BUD) B738 (7) Norwegian (5), SAS (2)
Malaga (AGP) B738 (4) Norwegian (11), SAS (4), Vueling (3)
Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) B738 (7)
Milan/Bergamo (BGY) Bucharest (OTP) B738 (9) Wizz Air (7), Blue Air (4)
Rome Ciampino (CIA) B738 (12) Wizz Air (11)
26 Oct Tenerife South (TFS) Copenhagen (CPH) B738 (2) Norwegian (3), Thomas Cook
Scandinavia (1)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 27 October 2015.

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