Ryanair launches 83 new routes for W17/18 season

Poznan Airport’s marketing and route network team and its CEO Mariusz Wiatrowski, welcome the launch of Ryanair services to Madrid on 30 October. From 1 November Ryanair will base one aircraft at Poznan and it will serve 14 destinations from the Polish airport over the course of W17/18. Picture by Arnold Kozlowski.

Celebrating the launch of Ryanair’s new twice-weekly flights from Malta are: Laura Audariņa, Route Development Manager Riga Airport; Chris Lundshø, Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive for Scandinavia & the Baltics; and Liene Freivalde Director of Aviation Services and Business Development, Riga Airport. The 2,446-kilometre service will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.

Varna Airport got into the Halloween spirit as it welcomed the first arrival of Ryanair’s new service from Brussels Charleroi on 29 October. Flights will operate twice-weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Along with the spooky costumers and music, arriving and departing passengers were treated to complimentary cookies.

Paul White, Business Development Manager at Glasgow Airport celebrates the launch of Ryanair routes to Krakow and Madrid on 29 October. The new Polish connection will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays, while flights to the Spanish capital will depart four times weekly. There is no direct competition on either airport pair.

Cologne Bonn Airport’s Jan Moeller, Head of Busines Development & Aviation Marketing (left) and Astrid Thüssing, Business Development & Aviation Marketing (right), celebrate five new destinations with Ryanair for W17/18. The Irish carrier will directly link the German airport to Bristol, Vitoria, Vilnius, Seville and Venice Treviso for the first time.

Heidi Barlow, Head of Marketing, East Midlands Airport and Ryanair crew, celebrate the Irish LCC’s inaugural flight to Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, on 29 October. Ryanair will serve the 1,746-kilometre route twice-weekly and now offers 23 destinations from East Midlands.

Budapest Airport’s Head of Airline Development Balázs Bogáts (centre) celebrates the gateway’s first year-round service to Marrakech which launched on 30 October. The service is Budapest’s first direct link to Morocco and joins Ryanair’s five other new services for W17/18 to Palermo, Valencia, Edinburgh, Prague and Naples.

Weeze Airport welcomed Ryanair’s inaugural service from Eliat Ovda on 30 October. Celebrating the new link to Israel with Ryanair crew are: Rolf Hörster, Deputy Mayor of Weeze; Ludger van Bebber, MD, Weeze Airport; and Martin Wielinga, Ryanair Base Captain, Weeze Airport.

Mette Jensby, Passenger Services Agent, Aarhus Airport, welcomes the launch of services to Gdansk with Ryanair crew on 29 October. Flights on this airport pair will operate year-round on Thursdays and Sundays. According to the airport, the Greater Aarhus area has a large Polish population, in the region of 15,000.

  • Ryanair opened a raft of new services to kick off its W17/18 schedule, starting 52 new airport pairs on 29 October and a further 31 the following day. Frequencies vary from weekly on the Edinburgh (EDI) to Katowice (KTW) route, to double-daily on the Dublin (DUB) to Munich (MUC) sector, although the former link does increase to twice-weekly during November. More than 70% of the new routes will be operated twice-weekly. Sector lengths on the new routes vary from the 394-kilometre Krakow (KRK) to Prague (PRG) service to the 3,405-kilometre Brussels Charleroi (CRL) to Eliat Ovda (VDA) airport pair. The average sector length is 1,705 kilometres. Only 17 of the Irish LCC’s new routes face direct competition.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
29-Oct Barcelona (BCN) Krakow (KRK) B738 (2)  
Luxembourg (LUX) B738 (4) Luxair (6)
Prague (PRG) B738 (7) Vueling (10), Czech Airlines (7)
Brussels Charleroi (CRL) Eilat Ovda (VDA) B738 (2)  
Lisbon (LIS) B738 (7)  
Varna (VAR) B738 (2)  
Budapest (BUD) Palermo (PMO) B738 (2)  
Prague (PRG) B738 (5) Czech Airlines (19)
Cologne Bonn (CGN) Bristol (BRS) B738 (4)  
Manchester (MAN) B738 (7) Eurowings (6)
Seville (SVQ) B738 (2)  
Dublin (DUB) Munich (MUC) B738 (14) Aer Lingus (13), Lufthansa (12)
Edinburgh (EDI) Katowice (KTW) B738 (1)  
Toulouse (TLS) B738 (2)  
Fez (FEZ) Seville (SVQ) B738 (2)  
Frankfurt (FRA) Barcelona (BCN) B738 (6) Lufthansa (49)
Lisbon (LIS) B738 (6) TAP Portugal (26), Lufthansa (20)
Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) Eilat Ovda (VDA) B738 (2)  
Gdansk (GDN) Aarhus (AAR) B738 (2)  
Glasgow (GLA) Krakow (KRK) B738 (2)  
Madrid (MAD) B738 (4)  
Hamburg (HAM) Marrakech (RAK) B738 (2)  
Seville (SVQ) B738 (2)  
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) Seville (SVQ) B738 (2)  
Tel Aviv (TLV) B738 (2)  
Katowice (KTW) Milan Malpensa (MXP) B738 (2)  
Krakow (KRK) Berlin Schonefeld (SXF) B738 (7)  
Prague (PRG) B738 (2)  
Seville (SVQ) B738 (2)  
Lisbon (LIS) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) B738 (2)  
London Luton (LTN) Bydgoszcz (BZG) B738 (3)  
Madrid (MAD) Prague (PRG) B738 (4) Czech Airlines (5), Iberia (5)
Malta (MLA) Riga (RIG) B738 (2)  
Marrakech (RAK) Venice Treviso (TSF) B738 (2)  
Milan Bergamo (BGY) Eilat Ovda (VDA) B738 (2)  
Plovdiv (PDV) B738 (2)  
Tel Aviv (TLV) B738 (4)  
Milan Malpensa (MXP) Katowice (KTW) B738 (2)  
Lamezia Terme (SUF) B738 (7) easyJet (16)
Palermo (PMO) B738 (13) easyJet (19)
Valencia (VLC) B738 (7)  
Naples (NAP) Bologna (BLQ) B738 (7)  
Dublin (DUB) B738 (2) Aer Lingus (1)
Porto (OPO) B738 (2)  
Prague (PRG) Malaga (AGP) B738 (2) Travel Service (4)
Rome Ciampino (CIA) Seville (SVQ) B738 (7)  
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Tel Aviv (TLV) B738 (7) Alitalia (21), El Al (11), Vueling (3)
Seville (SVQ) East Midlands (EMA) B738 (2)  
Valladolid (VLL) B738 (2)  
Thessaloniki (SKG) Naples (NAP) B738 (2)  
Warsaw Modlin (WMI) Eilat Ovda VDA) B738 (2)  
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) B738 (2)  
30-Oct Berlin Schonefeld (SXF) Eilat Ovda (VDA) B738 (2)  
Bratislava (BTS) Bologna (BLQ) B738 (2)  
Brussels Charleroi (CRL) Plovdiv (PDV) B738 (2)  
Budapest (BUD) Marrakech (RAK) B738 (2)  
Valencia (VLC) B738 (2)  
Cologne Bonn (CGN) Vitoria (VIT) B738 (2)  
Edinburgh (EDI) Budapest (BUD) B738 (2) Jet2.com (2)
Nantes (NTE) B738 (2)  
Venice Treviso (TSF) B738 (3)  
Eilat Ovda (VDA) Bremen (BRE) B738 (2)  
Weeze (NRN) B738 (2)  
Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) Plovdiv (PDV) B738 (2)  
Gdansk (GDN) Tel Aviv (TLV) B738 (2) LOT Polish Airlines (1)
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) Eilat Ovda (VDA) B738 (2)  
Krakow (KRK) Lisbon (LIS) B738 (2)  
Marrakech (RAK) B738 (2)  
Nuremberg (NUE) B738 (3)  
Leeds Bradford (LBA) Wroclaw (WRO) B738 (2)  
Malta (MLA) Belfast International (BFS) B738 (2)  
Naples (NAP) B738 (2)  
Marrakech (RAK) Cologne Bonn (CGN) B738 (2)  
Santander (SDR) B738 (2)  
Milan Malpensa (MXP) Alicante (ALC) B738 (2) Vueling (1)
Poznan (POZ) Athens (ATH) B738 (2)  
Madrid (MAD) B738 (2)  
Seville (SVQ) Bari (BRI) B738 (2)  
Manchester (MAN) B738 (2)  
Verona (VRN) B738 (2)  
Warsaw Modlin (WMI) Venice Treviso (TSF) B738 (2)  
Wroclaw (WRO) Naples (NAP) B738 (2)  
Tel Aviv (TLV) B738 (2) LOT Polish Airlines (2)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 31 October. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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