Ryanair inaugurates 43 airport connections

Ryanair inaugurates 42 airport connections

On 31 October Ryanair added Marrakech to its Liverpool network. Flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays), the 2,451-kilometre link becomes the airline’s 26th route from the UK airport according to OAG schedules, and the carrier’s first link to Africa from Liverpool. Seen celebrating the route launch with the inaugural crew is Mark Povall, Director of Air Service Development, Liverpool Airport.

On 30 October Ryanair launched two new Italian routes to Nuremberg – Rome Ciampino and Milan/Bergamo. Both will be flown daily. Seen celebrating the launch at the German airport are: Jan C. Bruns, VP Operations, Nuremberg Airport; Dr. Günther Kreuzer, Italian Honorary Consul; Dr. Michael Hupe, MD Nuremberg Airport; and Christian Kaeser, Head of Aviation Marketing and Business Development, Nuremberg Airport, together with members of the Italian community “Il Salotto” in Nuremberg. After the official photos, Kaeser managed to snap the moment with a selfie along with the some of the VIPs.

Seen watching over the cake cutting, commissioned to celebrate Ryanair’s new route to Krakow, in Bournemouth on 31 October is the UK airport’s MD Paul Knight. The 1,527-kilometre link to Krakow will be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) facing no direct competition.

Ryanair inaugurates 42 airport connections

Malta welcomed the arrival of Ryanair’s new link from Vilnius on 30 October, a route announcement that anna.aero was live from back in March at CONNECT that took place in the Lithuanian capital. The route between Vilnius and Malta will be flown weekly (Sundays).

Ostrava Airport welcomed the arrival of Ryanair’s new connection from Milan/Bergamo on 30 October. To celebrate, the Czech Republic airport handed out champagne to passengers on the first flight. The 769-kilometre airport pairing will be flown twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays).

Celebrations were had in Vilnius on 30 October to celebrate the launch of Ryanair’s new daily service to Oslo Gardermoen – a new airport addition to the Ryanair network this week. The Lithuania-Norway capital connection will operate daily and is one of 19 new Ryanair routes launched this week that will face direct competition.

Ryanair inaugurates 42 airport connections

Along with adding Oslo Gardermoen to its network this week, Ryanair also expanded operations from its Torp operation in the Norwegian capital with new links to Gdansk, Krakow, Manchester, Milan/Bergamo and Tenerife South on 30 October. Warsaw Modlin was added to the schedule a day later.

Leeds Bradford celebrated the start of Ryanair flights to Warsaw Modlin and Gran Canaria on 30 October. The 1,487-kilometre sector to the Polish capital will be flown twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays), while Gran Canaria services will also operate twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays).

On 31 October Gran Canaria celebrated with a cake the start of flights with Ryanair from Glasgow. The 3,227-kilometre airport pair will be flown weekly (Mondays) on the carrier’s 737-800s.

  • Ryanair this week added 43 new routes, including the addition of Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) to its route map with connections to London Stansted (STN) and Vilnius (VNO). The average weekly frequency of Ryanair’s new routes is 5.1. Of these 43 connections, three will be served with at least a twice-daily service, namely: Milan Malpensa (MXP) – Brussels (BRU); Gardermoen – Stansted; and Malpensa – Catania (CTA), with the latter seeing the most rotations with 25. Commenting on Bournemouth’s new connection to Krakow, the UK airport’s MD, Paul Knight, said: “I am delighted to see Ryanair launch a new route to Poland. Ryanair has been closely linked with the airport for more than 20 years now and we look forward to welcoming passengers on these new flights to Krakow.  I am confident that this addition to Ryanair’s route network will be a great success and hope this will lead to more destinations in the future.” The average sector length of the airline’s new airport pairs is 1,618 kilometres. Vote for either Bournemouth, Gran Canaria, Malta or Oslo Gardermoen’s cake in this week’s competition. Vote for either of Ostrava, Oslo Gardermoen, Gran Canaria or Nis’ FTWAs in this week’s competition.
Launch date From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
30 Oct Belfast International (BFS) Krakow (KRK) B738 (3) easyJet (3)
Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) Gran Canaria (LPA) Condor (2), Norwegian (2)
Lanzarote (ACE) B738 (2)
Edinburgh (EDI) Warsaw Modlin (WMI) B738 (3)
Glasgow (GLA) Alicante (ALC) easyJet (6), Jet2.com (6),
Thomson Airways (2)
Brussels Charleroi (CRL) B738 (2)
Malaga (AGP) B738 (4) easyJet (6), Jet2.com (2),
Thomson Airways (1)
Leeds Bradford (LBA) Gran Canaria (LPA) B738 (2) Jet2.com (2)
London Stansted (STN) Luxembourg (LUX) B738 (7)
Malta (MLA) Brussels (BRU) Air Malta (8)
Vilnius (VNO) B738 (1)
Manchester (MAN) Hamburg (HAM) B738 (7) Eurowings (11), easyJet (6)
Milan Malpensa (MXP) Brussels (BRU) B738 (14) Brussels Airlines (14), easyJet (13)
Gran Canaria (LPA) B738 (1) Vueling (1)
Milan/Bergamo (BGY) Hamburg (HAM) B738 (7)
Nuremberg (NUE)
Ostrava (OSR) B738 (2)
Prague (PRG) B738 (7) Wizz Air (5)
Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) London Stansted (STN) B738 (21)
Oslo Torp (TRF) Gdansk (GDN) B738 (5) Wizz Air (6)
Krakow (KRK) B738 (7)
Manchester (MAN) B738 (4)
Milan/Bergamo (BGY) B738 (2)
Tenerife South (TFS)
Prague (PRG) Rome Ciampino (CIA) B738 (7) Wizz Air (3)
Rome Ciampino (CIA) Nuremberg (NUE)
Sofia (SOF)
Sofia (SOF) Brussels Charleroi (CRL) B738 (4) Wizz Air (4)
Vilnius (VNO) Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) B738 (7) SAS (4), Norwegian (3)
Warsaw Modlin (WMI) Leeds Bradford (LBA) B738 (2)
Weeze (NRN) Nis (INI)
31 Oct Belfast International (BFS) Lanzarote (ACE) easyJet (2), Jet2.com (2),
Thomas Cook Airlines (2)
Tenerife South (TFS) Jet2.com (2), Thomas Cook Airlines (2)
Bournemouth (BOH) Krakow (KRK) B738 (2)
Glasgow (GLA) Gran Canaria (LPA) B738 (1) Jet2.com (2), Thomas Cook Airlines (2), Thomson Airways (2)
Hamburg (HAM) Dublin (DUB) B738 (5)
Liverpool (LPL) Marrakech (RAK) B738 (2) Aer Lingus (4)
Milan Malpensa (MXP) Catania (CTA) B738 (25)
Oslo Torp (TRF) Warsaw Modlin (WMI) B738 (5) easyJet (25)
Valencia (VLC) Lanzarote (ACE) B738 (2)
Warsaw Modlin (WMI) Valencia (VLC)
Birmingham (BHX) B738 (3)
Alicante (ALC) London Gatwick (LGW) B738 (6) easyJet (15), Monarch Airlines (9),
British Airways (5), Norwegian (3),
Thomson Airways (2)
Source: anna.aero’s New Route database and OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 1 November 2016. WF = Weekly Frequency.

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