Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt among 37 new routes launched this week

Ryanair’s Frankfurt to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca

Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt

Reservoir route developers! Striding across the Frankfurt Airport apron to welcome the start of Ryanair’s latest base were: Evelin Horvath, Ryanair Marketing and Sales Executive; Sinead Kelly, Ryanair Safety and Compliance Manager; Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm, EVP Airside and Terminal management Fraport; Adrian Dunne Ryanair Director of Operations; and Neal McMahon Ryanair Route Development Manager. Although starting just four routes this week, ultimately the ULCC will operate 24 new routes from the airport in its initial start-up phase.

On cake-cutting duties on 29 March at Milan Bergamo, Ryanair’s third biggest base in terms of weekly seats, were Giacomo Cattaneo, Aviation Director Sacbo and Pasztor Sandor, President Bihor Country Council. The cake was baked to celebrate the start of the ULCC’s 71st route from the Italian airport – Oradea in Romania. There were also traditional Romanian dancers in the Bergamo check-in hall adding some extra local flavour to proceedings.

Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt

A few hours later in Oradea the festivities continued with yet more dancers, this time on the airport’s apron (and not a hi-viz jacket between them). Ryanair will fly the 946-kilometre sector from Bergamo twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt

Cornwall Airport Newquay’s (CAN) MD Al Titterington celebrates the signification expansion of its route network with the launch of Ryanair’s twice-weekly connection to Faro, the popular leisure resort of the Algarve. Just one year after reintroducing services from the airport, the new service joins the airline’s existing links to Alicante and Frankfurt Hahn, with the ULCC now offering six weekly flights from CAN. With the airport recording an exceptional 48% increase in passenger traffic in 2016, Ryanair’s new link to Faro will result in the ULCC delivering up to 57,000 passengers across its three routes to the Southwest UK Airport this year.

Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt

Ryanair began its first operations in almost a decade from Vitoria in Spain, with the start of international services to Milan Bergamo (26 March) and domestic flights to Tenerife South (29 March). Both routes will be initially flown twice-weekly by the ULCC.

Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt

This week sees the start of Ryanair’s S17 programme from Liverpool with a five-route expansion of its operations ‒ to Prague, Sofia, Marrakech, Girona and Bari. In addition there will be increased departures each week to Warsaw, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Faro, Alicante and Malaga. The airline’s expansion will bring up to an extra 15 departing flights per week and over 200,000 additional seats from Liverpool compared to last year and an expected 11% growth in Ryanair passenger traffic. Liverpool Airport’s Director of Air Service Development Paul Winfield with Ryanair’s Head of Communications Robin Kiely get in the holiday mood at the airport.

Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
28-Mar Bristol (BRS) Zadar (ZAD) B738 (2)  
Cagliari (CAG) Madrid (MAD)  
Chania (CHQ) Birmingham (BHX)  
Edinburgh (EDI) Porto (OPO)  
Frankfurt (FRA) Alicante (ALC) B738 (7) Lufthansa (2)
Faro (FAO) Lufthansa (7), TUIfly (2)
Malaga (AGP) Lufthansa (12)
Palma de Mallorca (PMI) NIKI (22), Lufthansa (14), TUIfly (5), Condor (4)
Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) Ponta Delgada (PDL) B738 (1)  
Girona (GRO) Newcastle (NCL) B738 (2)  
Lamezia Terme (SUF) Hamburg (HAM)  
Lisbon (LIS) Bologna (BLQ) B738 (3) TAP Portugal (7)
Wroclaw (WRO) B738 (2)  
Liverpool (LPL) Bari (BRI)  
London Stansted (STN) Cagliari (CAG) B738 (3) easyJet (7)
Naples (NAP) Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) B738 (2)  
Faro (FAO) Newquay (NQY)  
Nuremberg (NUE) Porto (OPO)  
Palermo (PMO) Bucharest (OTP) B738 (3)  
Paphos (PFO) Tel Aviv (TLV) B738 (7)  
Pescara (PSR) Copenhagen (CPH) B738 (2)  
Prague (PRG) Trapani (TPS)  
Thessaloniki (SKG) Hamburg (HAM) B738 (3) Eurowings (1)
Valencia (VLC) Copenhagen (CPH) B738 (2)  
Wroclaw (WRO) Palma de Mallorca (PMI)  
29-Mar Cagliari (CAG) Warsaw Modlin (WMI)  
Edinburgh (EDI) Vigo (VGO)  
Girona (GRO) Glasgow Prestwick (PIK)  
Krakow (KRK) Venice Treviso (TSF)  
Milan Bergamo (BGY) Oradea (OMR)  
Nuremberg (NUE) Bari (BRI)  
Tenerife South (TFS) Vitoria (VIT)  
Thessaloniki (SKG) Copenhagen (CPH)  
30-Mar Lamezia Terme (SUF) Krakow (KRK)  
Naples (NAP) Gdansk (GDN)  
Warsaw Modlin (WMI)  
01-Apr Krakow (KRK) Chania (CHQ) B738 (1)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 4 April 2017.

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