Ryanair announces Newcastle base and S22 schedule: two based aircraft, 12 new routes
Ryanair has announced a new base opening at Newcastle Airport for summer 2022, with two based aircraft, 63 departing flights per week and 19 routes in total. This includes 12 new connections to destinations across Europe from March 2022. The new base will support jobs and tourism and give a much-needed boost to UK customers and the UK economy.
Ryanair’s new Newcastle base will deliver:
- Two based aircraft ($200 million investment)
- 60 direct jobs
- 400+ indirect jobs
- 19 routes in total
- 12 new routes to destinations such as Zadar, Paphos, Chania, Milan, Riga, Ibiza, Menorca, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Krakow
Ryanair has already seen very high demand from Newcastle Airport this summer, as UK customers travel to destinations such as Palma, Malaga, Alicante and Faro.
“We are delighted to launch a new UK base, which represents a $200 million investment at Newcastle,” said Eddie Wilson, CEO Ryanair. “This development will create over 60 direct jobs and offer our UK customers a host of European hotspots to choose from next summer, including popular destinations such as Paphos, Chania, Menorca, Ibiza and Zadar. We have seen massive demand for flights from Newcastle this summer as UK customers flock to the beaches of Spain and Portugal and now customers will have much wider choice next summer with the addition of these 12 new routes.”
Nick Jones, Chief Executive, Newcastle International Airport, commented: “Today’s announcement from Ryanair to base two aircraft at Newcastle International Airport for summer 2022 is very significant news for both the airport and the region. Ryanair’s investment is a sign of growing confidence and will provide the north east public with a great selection of new destinations and extra weekly frequencies, providing more options for leisure and business travel. This will create new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineering alongside support services, and will generate economic value for the wider area. The two based aircraft will see the number of routes operated from Newcastle by Ryanair increase from seven to 19, including some exciting new destinations such as Milan and Riga. These new routes, alongside extra capacity on current services to destinations, provides our customers with choice not only on where to travel but also on the length of time when visiting friends and family, on holiday or away on business. We are delighted with the news and look forward to welcoming Ryanair, their crew and staff to their new home at Newcastle International Airport in the near future.”