Ryanair, the Irish low-fares airline, has announced the launch of its biggest ever summer schedule for 2017 at Leeds Bradford Airport, with a new route to Girona, four new summer services to Bratislava, Gran Canaria, Vilnius and Warsaw, and more flights to Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Krakow, Lanzarote, Palma and Tenerife.
Ryanair’s Leeds Bradford summer 2017 schedule will deliver one new route to Girona and four new summer services to Bratislava, Gran Canaria, Vilnius and Warsaw, all operating twice weekly. The airline has also introduced more flights to: Alicante (daily), Faro (daily), Ibiza (four weekly), Krakow (four weekly), Lanzarote (four weekly), Palma (eight weekly) and Tenerife (three weekly).
As per the schedule, the airline will operate 25 routes in total with 92 weekly flights, delivering 1.3m customers per annum. It will support 975 jobs at Leeds, as it seeks to increase Leeds traffic by over 20 per cent.
In Leeds, Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely said: ‘We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Leeds Bradford summer 2017 schedule, 3 months earlier than last year, which includes a new route to Girona, the continuation of our winter services to Bratislava, Gran Canaria, Vilnius and Warsaw to summer, and more flights to Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Krakow, Lanzarote, Palma and Tenerife, which will deliver 1.3m customers p.a. and support 975 jobs at Leeds Bradford Airport, as we grow our operation by over 20%.
To celebrate the launch of our Leeds Bradford summer 2017 schedule, we are releasing 100,000 seats for sale across our European network from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Thursday (21 Jul). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’
Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director at Leeds Bradford Airport said: ‘We are thrilled that Ryanair are significantly increasing their capacity from Leeds Bradford in summer 2017, offering their widest ever low cost flight choice from Yorkshire’s gateway airport. With 5 new routes, including 3 to European capital cities, Ryanair’s expanded flying programme of 25 routes will deliver wider business destination choice and encourage a growth in inbound tourism to Yorkshire, while increasing the choice for leisure and city breaks for our region’s holidaymakers.
This substantial growth is fantastic news for our regional economy and highlights the continued growth and strength of the Leeds City Region alongside supporting the creation of new jobs across Yorkshire. We look forward to welcoming a 20% growth in the number of passengers flying from Leeds Bradford with Ryanair next summer who can now increasingly fly from closer to home.’