Ryanair announces Venice Treviso base, its 15th in Italy

Ryanair announces Venice Treviso base, its 15th in Italy

Celebrating the announcement of Ryanair’s coming Treviso base are, from left: Camillo Bozzolo, Gruppo SAVE Head of Commercial & Marketing Aviation; Jason McGuinness, Ryanair Commercial Director; Mario Conte, Mayor of Treviso; Enrico Marchi, Gruppo SAVE President; Eddie Wilson, Ryanair DAC CEO; and Monica Scarpa, Gruppo SAVE CEO.

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.

This comes soon after Ryanair’s CEO said that a new base in Italy was coming for S21; we predicted that it’d be Treviso.

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 to… 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)
Billund 2 April 2 None None
Chania 4 June 2 None None
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)
Lviv 30 March 2 None None
Palma 29 March 2 None Volotea: Venice from 29 May (2, rising to 3); easyJet: Venice 20 June (1, rising to 5)
Paphos 28 March 2 None None
Pescara 28 March 2 None None
Poznan 28 March 2 None None
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)
Trapani 31 March 4 None None
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. 

This includes Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, and Manchester returning after being suspended due to coronavirus.

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’s announcement that it’ll become a base follows Ryanair finally opening Paris Beauvais as a base on 3 December.

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.

Ryanair announces Venice Treviso base, its 15th in Italy

Treviso had over three million Ryanair seats in 2019 for a 7% share of the ULCC’s country seats and 2% of its system capacity. Source: OAG Schedules Analyser.

Ryanair announces Venice Treviso base, its 15th in Italy (3)

Beauvais and Treviso were Ryanair’s largest non-bases in 2019. With Beauvais now a base, Treviso was Ryanair’s largest non-base. Source: OAG Schedules Analyser.


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