Ryanair opens Newcastle base with 10 new routes and 19 in total

Ryanair has opened its new base at Newcastle International Airport, with two based aircraft, representing an investment of $200 million and 60 new direct jobs. The launch includes 19 routes, of which 10 are new summer routes to destinations including Gran Canaria, Ibiza, and Paphos.

Ryanair has opened its new base at Newcastle International Airport, with two based aircraft, representing an investment of $200 million and 60 new direct jobs. The launch includes 19 routes, of which 10 are new summer routes to destinations including Gran Canaria, Ibiza, and Paphos.

Ryanair will operate over 130 weekly flights for summer 2022 (over 40 more than pre-pandemic summer 2019). The airline’s Newcastle summer schedule will deliver:

  • 2 based aircraft – $200m investment
  • 19 total routes, 130 weekly flights
  • 10 new routes to Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Krakow, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Riga and Zadar
  • 60 direct jobs

“Ryanair is thrilled to announce its largest Newcastle schedule that offers 130 weekly flights across 19 routes, including 10 new routes to fantastic destinations as Chania, Milan, and Zadar,” said Dara Brady, Director of Marketing, Ryanair. “The opening of this base and introduction of these new routes from Newcastle reinforces our commitment to increasing connectivity, travel options and inbound tourism to the area as Ryanair will now offer 40% more capacity than it did pre-pandemic. We are delighted to open this new base and strengthen our relationship with Newcastle Airport, which will now host a fleet of two Ryanair aircraft.”

Nick Jones, Chief Executive, Newcastle International Airport, commented: “Today sees a significant investment and commitment from Ryanair at Newcastle International Airport which will also benefit the wider North East, creating hundreds of new jobs and providing an even bigger choice of destinations. Ryanair will operate a total of 19 routes from our airport, including the brand-new destinations of Zadar in Croatia, Chania in Crete, Milan in Italy and Riga in Latvia. We look forward to welcoming even more Ryanair passengers through our doors this summer.”


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