Ryanair announces Venice Treviso base, its 15th in Italy
Ryanair will open its next base at Venice Treviso on 30 March with two aircraft. It’ll be its 15th base in Italy and one of 29 airports served in the country.
Ryanair will add 18 routes at Treviso – three domestic and 15 international – with 39 weekly flights each way.
Eight of its 18 routes have been served since 2010, so they’ll be served again. See details in the following table’s caption.
None of its 18 routes will have direct competition, while eight will have neither direct nor indirect. Of the 10 that will have indirect competition, all from at least Venice Marco Polo, seven are from later in the core summer season with just three when Ryanair begins. Competition on these 18 is therefore relatively minimal.
Ryanair’s eight routes without direct/indirect competition had traffic exceeding 62,300 in 2019, booking data from OAG Traffic Analyser indicates. Lviv had 27,800, with almost 24,000 non-stop by Ernest (ended January 2020).
With 10,000 indirect passengers, Billund was the largest unserved market, with the others having between 2,000 and 7,700 – all before stimulation.
Wroclaw, Gdansk, and Katowice are all larger unserved markets from Venice than Poznan. Will they happen?
|Treviso toâ€¦||Start date||Weekly frequency||Direct competition (WF): in week Ryanair begins unless stated||Indirect competition (WF):
in week Ryanair begins unless stated
|Alghero||30 March||3||None||Volotea: Venice from 29 May (2, rising to 3); easyJet: Venice from 15 June (2, rising to 3)|
|Alicante||28 March||2||None||Volotea: Venice from 30 May (1)|
|Frankfurt Hahn||29 March||2||None||Lufthansa: Venice to Frankfurt (32)|
|Kyiv Boryspil||30 March||2||None||Ukraine International: Venice to Kyiv Boryspil (7); Wizz Air: Treviso to Kyiv Zhuliany (3)|
|Kos||31 March||2||None||Volotea: Venice from 2 June (1); easyJet: Venice from 4 July (1)|
|Palma||29 March||2||None||Volotea: Venice from 29 May (2, rising to 3); easyJet: Venice 20 June (1, rising to 5)|
|Rhodes||2 June||2||None||easyJet: Venice from 28 June (3)|
|Riga||30 March||2||None||airBaltic: Venice from 1 May (2)|
|Tel Aviv||1 April||2||None||easyJet: Venice (3); El Al: Venice (5)|
|Tenerife South||2 April||2||None||None|
|Thessaloniki||30 March||2||None||easyJet: Venice from 29 June (2)|
|Source: airline websites and OAG Schedules Analyser. Eight of these 18 routes were previously served by Ryanair from Treviso: Alghero (until 2016); Alicante (until 2011); Billund (2012-2015); Chania (2013-2018); Frankfurt Hahn (for years until March 2018, then again in April/May 2020; Frankfurt operated alongside Hahn from September 2017 to March 2018, then only Frankfurt until October 2019); Paphos (2012); Tenerife South (2015 until January 2020); Trapani (for years until 2016).|
Ryanair has served Treviso for 22 years; will have 45 destinations in 2021
Ryanair will serve 45 destinations from Treviso in 2021, with 39 international and six domestic.
Ryanair’s 45 Treviso routes will be up from 39 in 2019. The introduction of 18 routes in 2021 clearly shows that many have either been cut (Brussels National, Cologne, Frankfurt, Gran Canaria, Hamburg, London Southend, Stockholm Skavsta) or moved to Venice (Brindisi, Cagliari, London Stansted, Palermo).
Treviso has been a very long-standing Ryanair airport, with its first service from London Stansted in 1998. Yet it has never been a base – just a large served airport.
In 2019, Beauvais and Treviso were Ryanair’s 21st and 28th largest airports system-wide – and two of only three of its top-30 airports that were not bases. See the table below this figure.