Ryanair expands Bristol Summer ’24 routes, adds extra flights for Euros Quarter Final

Ryanair, the European budget airline, has announced the launch of new Summer ’24 routes from Bristol Airport, along with additional flights for the highly anticipated Euros 2024 Quarter Final between England and Switzerland in Dusseldorf.

The first flight of Ryanair’s new Summer ’24 route from Bristol to Fuerteventura took off to the skies on July 1, marking the beginning of a four-times-weekly service. On Thursday (July 4), the new Bristol to Prague route will also launch, initially operating four times per week and increasing to six flights per week in October. These routes are part of Ryanair’s expanded Summer ’24 schedule, offering customers more travel options at budget fares.

Ryanair’s Head of Comms, Jade Kirwan, said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to see the first flights our new Fuerteventura and Prague routes from Bristol take-off this week, with our exciting Bristol to Fuerteventura route starting from this morning (1st July) and our Bristol to Prague route following suit from Thursday (4 Jul). Both routes will operate 4 times per week, with our Prague route increasing to 6 flights per week in October, offering our customers even more choice at the lowest fares when booking their Summer getaways.

‘This summer Ryanair will operate 36 routes to/from Bristol Airport, including these new Fuerteventura and Prague routes, all available to book now at ryanair.com.’

In response to demand from English fans, Ryanair has also added extra flights from Stansted to Cologne and Dortmund ahead of the Euros 2024 Quarter Final between England and Switzerland in Dusseldorf this Saturday (6th July).

‘It’s been an epic summer of football so far and to celebrate England’s Quarter Final success, Ryanair has added extra flights from Stansted to Cologne and Dortmund so that more fans can make it to the iconic Dusseldorf Arena to see England take on Switzerland this Saturday’,

Kirwan said.

All new and additional flights are now available for booking on ryanair.com.

Ryanair unveils largest-ever summer schedule for Bristol Airport

Ryanair has announced its most expansive summer schedule to date for Bristol Airport in 2024, offering 36 routes, including six new destinations.

The introduction of new routes to Copenhagen, Fuerteventura, Marrakesh, Prague, Sofia, and Tirana is made possible by the deployment of five aircraft at Bristol Airport, representing a significant $500 million investment.

Of particular note are the two ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft stationed at Bristol Airport. These aircraft reduce CO2 emissions by 16 percent and noise emissions by 40 percent.

Ryanair’s Head of Comms, Jade Kirwan, said: ‘We’re delighted to officially launch Ryanair’s biggest ever schedule for Bristol this summer with 36 routes, including 6 exciting new routes to Copenhagen, Fuerteventura, Marrakesh, Prague, Sofia, and Tirana, offering our customers in the south-west even more choice at the lowest fares. Ryanair’s record Bristol summer 24 schedule will operate on a fleet of 5 Bristol-based aircraft (including 2 Gamechangers), representing a $500m investment and supporting over 1,400 local jobs.

‘Our first summer 24 flights to Copenhagen, Marrakesh, Sofia, and Tirana took off just last week, performing phenomenally well, and we look forward to carrying more passengers onboard our first flights to Fuerteventura and Prague when they commence this July.

‘Ryanair’s new Bristol schedule, including our 6 exciting new routes, is available to book now at ryanair.com with fares available from just £19.99 for a limited time only.’

Bristol Airport’s CEO, Dave Lees, said: ‘We are delighted with Ryanair’s announcement increasing the 2024 flight programme to its largest ever schedule from Bristol Airport, it is a clear demonstration of confidence in the region for air travel. Expanding Ryanair’s route network and adding new routes including to Tirana, Albania, offers customers a wider choice of destinations and flexibility of stay lengths, without the need to travel to other airports for their flights.

‘We very much welcome the deployment of the more efficient ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft from Bristol Airport and look forward to working with Ryanair on developing their route network and ensuring the increased use of quieter aircraft and more environmentally efficient operations in the future.’

To celebrate the launch of its Summer schedule at Bristol Airport and the introduction of six new routes for Summer 2024, Ryanair has initiated a limited-time seat sale, offering fares starting from £19.99. Tickets are available for booking at ryanair.com.

Ryanair debuts at Norwich Airport with three new summer routes

Ryanair has revealed plans to commence operations at Norwich Airport during the upcoming summer season.

The airline will introduce three new routes to popular summer destinations – Alicante, Faro, and Malta – starting from April 1, 2024. This marks a significant milestone as Norwich becomes the 22nd UK airport served by Ryanair, providing enhanced travel options, competitive fares, and improved connectivity for customers in Norwich and the broader Norfolk region.

Ryanair’s Head of Communication, Jade Kirwan, said: ‘As the UK’s No.1 airline, we are delighted to announce that Ryanair’s low fares have finally arrived in Norwich. From 1st April 2024, we will operate 3 exciting new Summer sunshine routes to/from Norwich – Alicante, Faro, and Malta. Our new Norwich operation will not only bring competitive fares and a wider selection of Summer routes to our customers in Norwich and the wider Norfolk region, but will support important regional development through increased connectivity, inbound tourism, and local job creation.

We have worked productively with our new partners at Norwich Airport to agree terms which enable Ryanair to deliver this growth and investment for the region, and we look forward to further developing our partnership with Norwich Airport and welcoming Norfolk customers/visitors onboard our Ryanair flights to/from Norwich as we continue to grow to 300 million p.a. by 2034.’

Richard Pace, Managing Director of Norwich Airport, said: ‘This is fantastic news for passengers and the first time that Ryanair has flown from Norwich Airport. Alicante, Faro and Malta are hugely popular destinations and with twice-weekly flights it means we can offer passengers even more great choice from their local airport. We’re delighted to be increasing connectivity for local communities and look forward to growing our partnership with Ryanair.’

Ryanair launches new Newcastle – Paphos route for Winter 23/24

Ryanair, the European budget airline, has launched its Winter 23/24 schedule for Newcastle with 12 routes, including a new Winter sun route to Paphos, and extra flights to Alicante and Tenerife, offering customers more route choice when booking their Winter breaks.

Ryanair’s Winter 23/24 Newcastle schedule delivers:

* New Paphos route

* 12 routes – including Alicante, Faro, Gran Canaria, Krakow, Malaga and Tenerife.

* Extra flights on 2 routes – Alicante (4x per week) & Tenerife (3x per week).

To support this growth, Ryanair will base two aircraft at Newcastle Airport during the Winter 23/24 season. To celebrate Ryanair’s new Newcastle – Paphos route this Winter, Ryanair has launched a 2-day seat sale with fares from GBP29.99 available only at Ryanair.com.

Ryanair is one of UK’s leading airlines operating over 440 routes and carrying over 52m passengers per annum to and from the UK on its fleet of 107 UK-based aircraft.

Ryanair’s Dara Brady said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to provide even more choice and lower fares to our Newcastle customers for Winter 23/24 with 12 routes, including a new route to Paphos, and even more flights on 2 very popular Winter sun routes – Alicante and Tenerife. To support this growth, we will base 2 based aircraft at Newcastle Airport during Winter 23/24.’

He added, commenting on NATS, ‘Ryanair is the UK’s No.1 airline, and while we continue to grow and provide unbeatable route choice and low fares to our 52m p.a. UK customers, NATS are busy writing ‘whitewash’ reports to cover up their inexplicable incompetence which led to the cancellation of over 2,000 flights (over 360,000 passengers) and long delays to more than 5,000 flights (900,000 passengers) on Mon 28/Tues 29 Aug last.’

‘Ryanair calls on Transport Minister, Mark Harper, and the UK Govt to urgently reform ATC and guarantee UK passengers that they will not suffer any more disruptions as a result of repeated NATS failures, mismanagement & incompetence.’

Ryanair and Wizz Air retain flight schedules amid easyJet cancellations

Ryanair and Wizz Air have said that they will not be altering their summer flight schedules like easyJet, and have taken measures to mitigate the potential chaos caused by air traffic control delays, The Telegraph has reported.

The statement comes after easyJet revealed it would cancel 1,700 flights across the summer due to air traffic control delays. It said that 95 per cent of the 180,000 passengers affected had been booked onto other flights.

Ryanair stated that it will maintain its full schedule of 3,200 daily flights throughout the summer and noted that it is fully staffed for the season. Wizz Air, on the other hand, has doubled its operations team and increased its plane crew by 10 percent. It has also added 11 percent extra aircraft capacity and implemented an AI tool to better forecast and mitigate disruptions.

Citing easyJet’s flight cancellations, Ryanair said that there was a need for urgent air traffic control reform in Europe. Ryanair had previously submitted a petition to the European Commission, signed by over 1.2 million passengers, highlighting the impact of French ATC strikes.

‘These easyJet cancellations again highlight the urgent need for ATC reform in Europe to protect overflights, Ryanair said. ‘We call again on Ursula von der Leyen to take action to protect overflights in response to Ryanair’s petition which was signed by over 1.2 million fed up passengers and was submitted to her office on May 31, over six weeks ago.’

Ryanair and Wizz Air have strengthened their staff numbers to mitigate potential issues caused by air traffic control delays and strikes. British Airways had previously recruited 3,000 additional staff members in preparation for the summer season.

Airlines have a number of challenges this summer, including airspace reduction due to the Russia-Ukraine war and strikes by air traffic control staff. French Air Traffic Control strikes, in particular, have caused significant disruptions, as planes are unable to fly over French airspace during the strikes, the report noted.

Ryanair to commence new routes to Seville & La Rochelle from Cork Airport

Ryanair, the Ireland-based low fares airline, has said that it will launch its new routes from Cork Airport to Seville and La Rochelle for the first time this June bank holiday weekend (June 1 & 4 respectively) as part of the airline’s biggest ever Summer ’23 schedule.

This Summer, Ryanair will operate over 270 weekly flights across 29 routes to/from Cork Airport, including the new sunshine destinations – Seville and La Rochelle – offering southern customers/visitors more choice at budget fares when booking their summer holidays.

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Jade Kirwan, said: ‘As Cork’s No. 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to operate our first flights from Cork Airport to Seville in Spain and La Rochelle in France this June bank holiday weekend as part of our biggest ever Summer ’23 schedule.

‘These two exciting new routes to Seville and La Rochelle add to our 27 routes currently operating to/from Cork Airport this Summer, including our new Venice and Rome routes, offering our customers in the south of Ireland even more choice and at the lowest fares when booking their Summer ’23 getaways.’

‘This record schedule is underpinned by Ryanair’s 3 based aircraft at Cork Airport, which represent a $300m investment and support over 1,300 local jobs while driving invaluable inbound tourism for the region too. We look forward to welcoming even more customers onboard our flights to/from Cork this Summer as Ryanair continues to deliver more traffic, connectivity, and lower fares than any other airline for Ireland.’

Barry Holland, Communications Manager at Cork Airport added: ‘This June Bank Holiday weekend will see the addition of two new summer routes to Seville, Spain and La Rochelle, France from Cork Airport. These two new Ryanair destinations will offer even more choice for passengers from across the South of Ireland when booking a summer getaway.’

Seville, the capital city of the Andalucia region in southern Spain, is known for its stunning architecture, authentic Spanish cuisine, and rich history. La Rochelle, on the France’s idyllic western coastline, is a thriving maritime city, located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region with a picturesque harbour, charming old town and lively street cafes.

Southern customers/visitors can book the new Ryanair routes – Seville and La Rochelle – for fares from EUR29.99 one-way for travel until October 2023.

Ryanair announces Summer 2023 schedule for Liverpool

Ryanair, the UK regional airline, has announced its new Liverpool schedule for Summer 2023, with 31 routes including four new sunshine destinations like Ibiza, Madrid, and Rome.

In addition, the Ireland-based airline has increased frequencies on seven of Ryanair’s most popular Liverpool routes, viz. Alicante, Cork, Dublin, Knock, Paris, Reus and Tenerife. The Summer ’23 schedule will see Ryanair base one new aircraft in Liverpool for Summer 2023.

With this, Ryanair will operate over 255 weekly flights to/from Liverpool this summer, offering its Liverpool customers low fares and increased choice when booking their Summer 2023 getaways.

Ryanair’s Dara Brady said: ‘As the UK’s no.1 airline for low fares and reliability, Ryanair is pleased to announce our new Liverpool schedule for Summer 2023, with 4 exciting new routes to Ibiza, Madrid, Rome Ciampino & Shannon, offering Liverpool customers/visitors even more choice for their summer holidays at the lowest fares in Europe.

This new 2023 schedule will see the addition of one new based aircraft (4 total), representing another $100m investment in Liverpool Airport ($400m total) and supporting over 120 highly paid pilot and crew jobs, as Ryanair continues to deliver more traffic, connectivity, and lower fares than any other airline for the UK.

However, if we are to continue to grow and to drive recovery and connectivity to the UK, Prime Minister Sunak must immediately scrap APD in full for all travel (not just domestic travel) and provide incentives for airlines like Ryanair to stimulate growth and recovery for the UK and its regions, such as Liverpool.’

Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome these new services from Ryanair for summer 2023, giving passengers from across the North West and North Wales a wider range of destinations to reach from the region’s Faster, Easier, Friendlier Airport. The addition of a fourth based aircraft in Liverpool for summer 2023 is a sign of Ryanair’s confidence in the market from Liverpool and we look forward to expanding our range of destinations with the carrier in the future.’

Ryanair to launch four new Belfast routes for Summer 2023

Following its return to Belfast with the introduction of 12 new routes back in July, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is now launching four additional routes from the Northern Ireland capital for the spring and summer seasons.

The new flights will operate to Hungary, Wales, and Spain next year. Belfast International Airport was planned to be home to two Ryanair aircraft, but two more will soon join to cater to the growing route network.

Commenting on the Belfast expansion’s impact on further job creation of approximately 800 direct and indirect open vacancies in Belfast, Ryanair’s director of Digital & Marketing, Dara Brady, said ‘Every time we base an aircraft in an airport, it means it starts and finishes its stay there. That creates direct employment in terms of cabin crew and pilots, that’s over 60 direct jobs for those roles. We then have supporting staff and ground handling, airport staff, and then there’s the transfers and taxis to shops and hotels, a trickle-down effect of creating local jobs.’

A direct Ryanair flight, FR9597, will connect Northern Ireland and Hungary, currently scheduled to be twice-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights will commence on March 27, with airfare prices starting from £36.99 ($44.58).

The new route from Belfast to Cardiff will also operate on a twice-weekly schedule on Wednesdays and Saturdays, commencing on March 29, from £29.99 ($36.15).

Ryanair’s new Spanish connection from Belfast will operate direct flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, commencing on March 29. Airfare prices will start from £31.99 ($38.56).

The fourth new route addition from Belfast International Airport will be another Spanish connection to Valencia, but it will only commence on May 4, operating once a week every Thursday. So far, the lowest airfare price for this route is £31.99 ($38.56).

Ryanair announces new summer routes from Dublin to Kos and Brindisi

Ryanair, the Ireland based European regional airline, has announced two new summer destinations to Kos and Brindisi as part of its Dublin Summer ’23 schedule.

The airline said that it would fly to the Greek island of Kos in the Aegean and Brindisi on Italy’s Adriatic coast from Dublin over the summer.

Ryanair will fly twice weekly to both destinations, with Kos taking off in May and Brindisi in June, until September. To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a limited-time seat sale for early customers on their Summer’23 holiday with fares from EUR39.99 available now.

Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said: ‘With Summer’23 fast approaching, we are delighted to be bringing even more choice and value to our Irish customers with the addition of these new routes to Kos and Brindisi as part of our Summer’23 schedule. Ryanair is offering Dublin customers the lowest priced fares and even more choice when planning their long-awaited summer holidays.

‘To mark this announcement, we’ve launched a limited-time seat sale for early bird customers looking to bag themselves a bargain on their Summer ’23 holiday. In contrast to other airlines offering one-way fares starting at over EUR100 to Brindisi and Kos, Ryanair’s low cost fares start from just EUR39.99 and are available now, only on Ryanair.com.’

Ryanair announces biggest ever Bristol Airport schedule for Summer ’23

Budget airline Ryanair has announced its biggest ever schedule at Bristol Airport for 2023, with flights to 33 international destinations.

New routes for next year include Bydgoszcz, Porto, Marseille and Venice, which will see the company achieve a 10 percent a growth on its 2022 operation.

The number of flights to existing destinations, including Dublin, Limoges, Milan and Palma will also be increased, taking the total number of flights out of Bristol to more than 290 a week. To assist the expansion, Ryanair has added a fifth aircraft to its fleet, which now includes two environmentally efficient Boeing 737 8-200 Gamechanger aircraft that offer 16 percent less fuel consumption and a reduction on noise pollution of 40 percent.

The additional routes and planes are part of a USD500 million investment in Bristol, which will support 150 aviation jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs at the airport.

Ryanair DAC CEO, Eddie Wilson, said, ‘As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce even more growth at Bristol with the addition of a fifth based aircraft and our biggest ever schedule for Bristol- offering over 290 weekly flights on 33 routes, including four new routes to Bydgoszcz, Porto, Marseille and Venice for summer 23. With such a vast selection of sunny hotspots and city break destinations to choose from, UK holidaymakers can start booking their low fare summer holidays now on Ryanair.com. Ryanair is driving the UK’s economic recovery through our delivery of year-round tourism, regional investment and job creation.

‘However, if UK tourism is to continue to grow, especially in regional UK locations like Bristol, the government should immediately scrap APD in full for all travel and provide incentives for airlines, like Ryanair, to stimulate growth and recovery for the UK (an island-based economy) and its regions.’

Dave Lees, Bristol Airport CEO, said, ‘We are delighted with Ryanair’s announcement increasing the 2023 flight programme to its largest ever schedule from Bristol Airport. This is a clear demonstration of confidence returning in the region for air travel. Expanding Ryanair’s route network and adding extra capacity to existing routes, gives customers in the South West easy and affordable access to air travel on an increasing number of destinations and flexibility of stay lengths, without the need to travel to other airports for their flights.

‘Bristol Airport looks forward to working with Ryanair on developing their route network and also ensuring the increased use of quieter aircraft and more environmentally efficient operations in the future.’