Ryanair adds another 35 routes to S18 launches

Ryanair Bourgas

Ryanair officially opened its 87th base at Bourgas on 27 March, allowing the carrier to inaugurate 11 new routes from the Black Sea airport for S18. Seen carrying out the ribbon cutting proceedings, officially opening Ryanair’s new base in Bourgas, were: Adriana Troanska, Head of PR & Corporate Communication, Fraport Bulgaria; Valcho Cholakov, Bourgas District Governor; Dimitar Nikolov, Mayor of Bourgas; Denis Barabas, Sales and Marketing Executive CEE, Ryanair; Olga Pawlonka, Sales & Marketing Manager for CEE, Ryanair; Ulrich Heppe, CEO Fraport Bulgaria; Georgi Chipilski, Director of Bourgas Airport; Nikolay Sekalov, CCO Fraport Bulgaria; Rossen Philipov, CFO Fraport Bulgaria; and Kristina Neykova, PR Expert, Fraport Bulgaria. Take a closer look at anna.aero’s live report of Ryanair’s Bourgas base opening.

Ryanair launched flights from Memmingen to Bourgas on 27 March, flying Tuesdays and Fridays to Bulgaria. Welcoming the crew in traditional Bavarian Lederhose was Marcel Schütz, Director Aviation and in traditional Bavarian Dirndl was Franziska Spannagel, Aviation Marketing & Sales Manager, both from the German airport.

Ryanair Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta Airport greeted the arrival of Ryanair’s inaugural service from Milan Bergamo on 28 March. Seen on hand ready to welcome the first flight with the welcome banner are Lappeenranta Airport CEO Eija Joro and Board Member Tom Christides. The carrier plans to launch a second route to the Finnish airport – Athens – in May.

Ryanair Riga

Ryanair added flights between Bourgas and Riga on 28 March, with the Latvian capital airport welcoming the new service with this splendid three-tiered seaside-themed cake. Posing with the calorific concoction are the airport’s Route Development Manager, Laura Audariņa, and Director of the Aviation Service and Business Development Department, Liene Freivalde. Ryanair will operate the 1,614-kilometre sector twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

Ryanair used the last seven days to launch a further six routes from Malta, having started five the previous week. The Mediterranean airport was particularly pleased with the addition of Tallinn to its network, with the Ryanair cabin crew seen here promoting the fresh connection to the Estonian capital city.

Ryanair Shannon

Ryanair commenced flights between Shannon and Reus on 27 March. The ULCC will operate the 1,492-kilometre sector twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) facing no direct competition. With this launch, it means that Ryanair will operate seven Spanish routes from Shannon this summer. The airline’s expansion from the Irish airport does not stop here though, with Ryanair adding Bristol and Liverpool services from Shannon in May.

At the Spanish end of the same route, celebrations were also held at Reus too. According to current OAG schedules data, the Irish ULCC also offers a daily service from Dublin to the Spanish airport in addition to its new Shannon service.

Ryanair Amman

Ryanair introduced its second Middle Eastern market after Israel to its network this week, with Jordan joining the ULCC’s route map. The carrier inaugurated a four times weekly service from Paphos to Amman on 27 March, with the airline planning to add a further 13 routes to the nation towards the start of the W18/19 season.

Ryanair Rimini

Ryanair celebrated its return to Rimini on 27 March, ending its six-year hiatus of flying to the Italian airport. The carrier added the Adriatic sea city to its London Stansted and Kaunas networks this week, while Warsaw Modlin flights began on 26 March. In total the carrier will be offering five departures from Rimini this summer. Seen at the launch of Stansted flights are: John Alborante, Sales & Marketing Manager Italy, Ryanair; Laura Fincato, President of AIRiminum (the company that runs Rimini Airport); and Leonardo Corbucci, CEO of AIRiminum.

Ryanair Weeze

Ryanair added flights between Bourgas and Weeze on 30 March, a route that was celebrated at the German-end of the route. The ULCC will operate the 1,893-kilometre route twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays). Seen at the launch along with the crew is Ludger van Bebber, MD of Weeze Airport (second right).

  • Ryanair used the second week of S18 to start another 35 routes, adding to the 29 it started last week. The longest sector is the 3,119-kilometre route from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Gran Canaria (LPA), whereas the shortest city pair is Paphos (PFO) to Amman (AMM), at just 465 kilometres, with this also being the carrier’s first route to Jordan. The average sector length of all 34 services is 1,495 kilometres (less than last week’s average of 1,534 kilometres), while the average frequency is just 1.91 (down from last week’s tally which was 2.6 flights per week). Only two of the 35 airport pairs will observe any direct competition – just 5.7% (last week it was 14%). Take a closer look at anna.aero’s live report of Ryanair’s base opening at Bourgas this week.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
27-Mar Bologna (BLQ) Mykonos (JMK) B738 (2)  
Bourgas (BOJ) Bratislava (BTS)  
Krakow (KRK)  
Memmingen (FMM)  
Budapest (BUD) Paphos (PFO) B738 (3)  
Copenhagen (CPH) Seville (SVQ) B738 (2)  
Edinburgh (EDI) Szczecin (SZZ)  
Frankfurt (FRA) Kefalonia (EFL)  
Marseille (MRS) B738 (3) Lufthansa (21)
Perugia (PEG) B738 (2)  
Rijeka (RJK)  
London Stansted (STN) Rimini (RMI)  
Malta (MLA) Paris Beauvais (BVA)  
Pescara (PSR)  
Milan Bergamo (BGY) Poznan (POZ)  
Tangier (TNG)  
Paphos (PFO) Amman (AMM) B738 (4)  
Riga (RIX) B738 (2)  
Pescara (PSR) Malta (MLA)  
Shannon (SNN) Reus (REU)  
Valencia (VLC) Palermo (PMO)  
28-Mar Bourgas BOJ) Riga (RIX)  
Rzeszow (RZE) B738 (1)  
Tel Aviv (TLV) B738 (2) Bulgaria Air (2)
Malta (MLA) Seville (SVQ)  
Milan Bergamo (BGY) Lappeenranta (LPP)  
29-Mar Bourgas (BOJ) Frankfurt Hahn (HHN)  
Kaunas (KUN) B738 (1)  
Warsaw Modlin (WMI)  
Kaunas (KUN) Rimini (RMI)  
Malta (MLA) Tallinn (TLL)  
30-Mar Bourgas (BOJ) Milan Bergamo (BGY) B738 (2)  
Weeze (NRN)  
Venice Treviso (TSF) Gran Canaria (LPA) B738 (1)  
31-Mar Malta (MLA) Gothenburg (GOT)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 3 April. WF = Weekly frequencies.


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