Ryanair announces sale of seats to celebrate new hub with flights starting at £ 26.99
Low cost airline Ryanair has announced a new base in the UK which will create a total of 460 new jobs.
Two planes will be based at the Newcastle Airport hub with 63 departing flights per week and 19 routes in total, including 12 new routes to a host of international destinations across Europe from March 2022.
The new base will support employment and tourism and give a much needed boost to UK customers and the UK economy. Some 60 direct jobs will be created along with 400 other indirect rules supported by the movement.
Ryanair currently flies to several popular destinations from Newcastle, such as Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Alicante and Faro. New routes for summer 2022 include Chania, Zadar, Paphos and more.
To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares starting at £ 26.99 for travel through October 31, 2022, which must be booked by midnight on Sunday August 8, only on the Ryanair.com website.
Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said: “We are delighted to launch a new base in the UK, which represents a $ 200 million investment in Newcastle. This development will create more than 60 direct jobs and provide our UK customers with a plethora 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 beaches in Spain and Portugal and now customers will have a much wider choice next summer with the addition of these 12 new routes. “
Nick Jones, Managing Director of Newcastle International Airport, added: “Today’s announcement by Ryanair to base two planes at Newcastle International Airport for the summer of 2022 is very important news.
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“Ryanair’s investment is a sign of growing confidence and will offer a wide choice of new destinations and additional weekly frequencies, offering more options for both leisure and business travel. This will create new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineering, as well as support services, and generate economic value for the entire area.
“The two based planes will see the number of routes operated from Newcastle by Ryanair increase from 7 to 19, including exciting new destinations such as Milan and Riga.
“These new routes, along with the additional capacity on existing services to destinations, give our customers choice not only on where to travel, but also how long to visit friends and family, on vacation or on a business trip.”
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