Ryanair to restore 40% of scheduled flights starting July

Ryanair, the Irish low cost airline, has said that it plans to return to 40 percent of normal flight schedules from Wednesday, July 1, 2020, subject to Government restrictions on intra-EU flights being lifted, and effective public health measures being established at airports.

Ryanair will operate a daily flight schedule of almost 1,000 flights, restoring 90 percent of its pre-Covid-19 route network. Since the Covid-19 flight restrictions in mid-March, Ryanair has been operating a skeleton daily schedule of 30 flights between Ireland, the UK and Europe. From July, Ryanair will restart flying from most of its 80 bases across Europe. Full details of these routes, frequencies, flight times, and promotional prices are available on www.Ryanair.com

Ryanair is urging passengers to observe effective health measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus. These include fewer checked bags, check in online, downloading boarding pass via smart phone, as well as undergoing temperature checks at airport entry and wearing face masks/coverings at all times in the terminal and on board aircraft.

All Ryanair aircraft are fitted with HEPA air filters (similar to those used in critical hospital wards) and all aircraft interior surfaces are disinfected every night with chemicals, which are effective for over 24 hours. While temperature checks and face masks/coverings are key to this healthy return to service, social distancing at airports and onboard aircraft will be encouraged where it is possible.

On board its aircraft, Ryanair offers limited in-flight service of pre-packaged snacks and drinks, but no cash sales. All onboard transactions will be cashless. Queuing for toilets will be prohibited on board and toilet access will be made available to individual passengers upon request. Ryanair encourages passengers to regularly hand wash and use hand sanitizers in airport terminals.

Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said: ‘It is important for our customers and our people that we return to some normal schedules from 1 July onwards. Governments around Europe have implemented a 4 month lockdown to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. After 4 months, it is time to get Europe flying again so we can reunite friends and families, allow people to return to work, and restart Europe’s tourism industry, which provides so many millions of jobs.

Seats on all these flights are now on sale at www.Ryanair.com from 1 July, at prices which start from just EUR19.99 one way. We will continue to work closely with public health agencies to encourage our people and passengers to adopt practical and effective steps to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus, in the best interest of our passengers, our people and our communities.’

As EU States emerge from their respective Covid-19 lockdowns, Ryanair will also require all passengers flying in July and August to fill in details (at the point of check in) as to the duration of their visit, and also their address while visiting another EU country. This contact information will be provided to EU Governments to help them to monitor any isolation regulations they require of visitors on intra-EU flights.

Ryanair to operate minimum flights from Dublin and UK to serve emergency needs

As the health and safety concerns due to the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 continue, Ryanair has announced that it will operate minimum services from the UK and Ireland to meet emergency needs in the coming weeks.

According to a release by Michael O’Leary, Ryanair Group CEO, the Ireland based airline is working to provide repatriation and rescue flights for many EU Governments including the UK. The airline is also offering its aircraft for emergency medical flights, including to/from China.

As most EU countries have imposed flight bans or other restrictions, over 90% of Ryanair’s aircraft will be grounded for the coming weeks. However, the airline will be working with EU Governments to keep some minimum flight links open for emergency reasons, though the passenger loads on these flights will be very low.

For the next week from Friday March 27 to Thursday April 2, Ryanair will operate daily or weekly flights to and from Dublin to London Stansted, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester and from Cork to London Stansted. From the UK, Ryanair will operate the return services to Dublin from London Stansted, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. In addition, the airline will operate services from London Stansted to Eindhoven, Lisbon, Cork, Berlin and Budapest. More information on the flight details at www.ryanair.com.

‘All these aircraft are disinfected daily. With low loads and no trolley service, social distancing will be optimised on-board, and we ask all passengers to cooperate fully with our crews who are doing their best in difficult times to maintain vital links to/from Ireland and to/from the UK to facilitate our passengers and their families to deal with emergencies that may require urgent travel over the coming days and weeks,’ O’Leary said.

‘Ryanair apologises sincerely for the unprecedented grounding of our aircraft fleet, and any schedule disruptions this may have caused, but we must all work together with EU Governments to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on our citizens and our health services,’ he added.

Ryanair launches new route to Rodez, France from London Southend

Ryanair, the Ireland-based European regional airline, has announced a new London Southend route to Rodez in France, as part of its Summer 2020 schedule from London Southend.

London Southend travellers and visitors can now book their holidays to Rodez until October 2020. The twice weekly service will commence in July 2020.

Alongside the announcement, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from £19.99, for travel until the end of June 2020, which must be booked by midnight Thursday, February 6, on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s Eimear Ryan said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to launch a new London Southend route to Rodez in France, commencing in July, which will operate twice weekly as part of our London Southend Summer 2020 schedule. Customers in London Southend can now book flights to Rodez as far out as October 2020.

To celebrate this new London Southend route, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just £19.99, for travel until the end of June 2020, which must be booked by midnight Thursday (6 Feb). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’

Stobart Aviation’s CEO Glyn Jones said: ‘We are delighted to welcome this new Ryanair route from London Southend Airport. People travelling to Rodez will now be able to enjoy a quick and easy start to their journey from our extremely accessible airport, with speedy queues and fast and hassle-free rail-links to the heart of London.’

Separately, Ryanair released its January customer service statistics, which showed that 93 per cent of its January flights arrived on-time, excluding ATC delays. Ryanair also released its January ‘Rate My Flight’ customer experience scores, which showed said 89 per cent of over 104,000 respondents rated their flight ‘Excellent/Very Good/Good’, with higher ratings for crew friendliness (93 per cent), onboard service (91 per cent), range of food & drink (85 per cent), and boarding (85 per cent).

Ryanair announces three new Manchester routes for Summer 2020

Ryanair, the European regional airline, has announced three new Manchester routes to Copenhagen, Kerry and Paris Beauvais commencing in March 2020, as part of Ryanair’s extended UK Summer 2020 schedule.

As per the announcement Ryanair will operate a daily service to Copenhagen, twice weekly service to Kerry and four times weekly to Paris Beauvais. Ryanair has also announced extra flights on its Manchester Summer 2020 route to Shannon in Ireland, increased from five to six weekly frequencies.

In announcing the three new Manchester routes, Ryanair has launched a seat sale on its European network with fares from £14.99 for travel from now until the end of March 2020, for booking by Thursday (23 Jan), only on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s Eimear Ryan said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to announce 3 new Manchester routes to Copenhagen, Kerry and Paris Beauvais, commencing in March, which will operate daily, twice weekly and 4 times weekly respectively, as part of our summer 2020 schedule. Customers in Manchester can now book flights to Copenhagen, Kerry and Paris Beauvais as far out as October 2020.

To celebrate these new routes, we are releasing seats for sale on our European network with fares from just £14.99 for travel from now until the end of March 2020, which must be booked by Thursday (23 Jan). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’

With the latest expansion, Manchester customers can now book their summer holidays on 66 routes until October 2020.

Ryanair launches UK summer 20 schedule with 500 routes on offer

Ryanair, the Ireland -based European regional airline, has launched its UK Summer 2020 schedule with 14 new routes including destinations such as Cluj (Romania), Pisa and Terceira in Portugal.

For summer next year, Ryanair will operate more than 500 routes in total, which is expected to deliver 46.3m customers p.a. and support 35,000 jobs at its 21 UK Airports, the airline said. UK tourists and visitors can now book holidays on these routes as far out as October 2020.

Ryanair said that its UK Summer 2020 schedule will deliver five brand new routes from Edinburgh to Bydgoszcz (twice a week); Manchester to Pisa (twice per week); Stansted to Cluj (three per week), Kosice (thrice per week ) and Terceira (one per week); nine new summer services – Exeter to Alicante (two per week); Edinburgh to Bucharest (three per week); London Stansted to Dresden (three per week) and Essaouira (two per week); London Luton to Krakow (four per week) and Seville ( three per week); Manchester to Katowice (three per week), Milan Malpensa (five per week ) and Prague (nine per week). Further the airline has announced additional flights on 46 other routes including destinations like Budapest, Milan Bergamo and Krakow.

As part of the announcement, Ryanair has launched a seat sale on its UK routes with fares starting from £14.99, for travel until the end of November 2019. Tickets are available for booking until midnight of Thursday, October 3 on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: ‘Ryanair is delighted to bring the lowest emissions and fares to the UK with our Summer 2020 schedule, with 14 new routes at our UK airports, and more than 500 routes in total, which will deliver 46.3 million customers p.a. and support 35,000* jobs at our 21 UK airports. UK customers and visitors can now book low fare seats on more than 500 routes as far out as October 2020. To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from just £14.99 for travel until the end of November 2019, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (3 October). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’

Ryanair announces new routes from Bucharest and Vilnius to London Southend

Ryanair, the Irish low fares airline, has announced two new routes to Bucharest and Vilnius from London Southend, commencing in November 2019.

The new route to Bucharest will operate with a five times weekly service, while the new Vilnius route will operate three times weekly. Following the announcement, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares from £9.99 for travel until the end of November 2019, which must be booked by midnight Saturday, August 24, only on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s David O’Brien said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to continue its Central and Eastern European expansion with the launch of two new Southend routes to Bucharest and Vilnius, commencing in November, as part of our extended winter 2019 schedule.’

‘Customers in Southend can now book flights to Lithuania and Romania as far out as March 2020, enjoying even lower fares and Ryanair’s great choice of destinations, with 39 countries in the Ryanair network, following our entry to the Geogian market earlier this week.’

‘To celebrate, we are releasing seats on sale from just £9.99 for travel until the end of November 2019, which must be booked by midnight Saturday (24 Aug). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’ Ryanair said that it will continue its Central and Eastern European expansion with the launch of these new routes to Romania and Lithuania. The announcement follows the airlines’ entry to the Georgian market.

Ryanair announces new Bristol ski route to Turin, Grenoble for winter 2019

Ryanair, the Ireland-based European regional airline, has announced a new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy commencing in December 2019, as part of Ryanair’s extended Bristol Winter 19 schedule.

In celebrating the launch, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares starting from £19.99 for travel in October and November, which must be booked by midnight today (July 31), at ryanair.com.

Ryanair’s Eimear Ryan said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to add this extra ski option for Bristol consumers to take to the slopes, with a weekly flight to Turin, Italy starting in December as part of our extended Bristol winter 19 schedule. Customers in Bristol can now book flights to Turin as far out as March 2020.’

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted Ryanair is adding Turin to the route network from Bristol Airport this winter. The announcement further extends the choice for passengers either as a great winter getaway, or as a skiing destination due to Turin’s proximity to the Alps.’

To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from just £19.99 for travel in October and November, which must be booked by midnight Wednesday (31 Jul). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’

Earlier this month, Ryanair launched a new weekly Bristol ski route to Grenoble commencing in January 2020. With the new routes, tourists and travellers from Bristol can now book their ski holiday to Turin and Grenoble for travel until March 2020.

Ryanair offers customer care improvements including 48-hour free of charge grace period for changes to bookings; processing of EU261 claims within 10 days, new 24/7 support and connect in two minutes; as well as free seats, fast-track and priority boarding for frequent guests for an annual fee of £199. Digital services improvements include new fare finder, sports tickets, bespoke travel guides and faster mobile.

Ryanair launches new Manchester route to Prague for winter 2019

Ryanair, the Ireland-based budget airline, has announced a new Manchester route to Prague, commencing in October, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester Winter 2019 schedule.

Ryanair’s full Manchester Winter 2019 schedule will be unveiled soon. As part of the Prague route announcement, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from £14.99, for travel in May, which must be booked by midnight Friday (15 Mar) on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Manchester route to Prague, commencing in October 2019 with nine weekly services, as part of our winter 2019 schedule. Customers in Manchester can now book flights to Prague as far out as March 2020, with our full schedule launching soon.

To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from just £14.99, for travel in May, which are available for booking until midnight Friday (15 Mar). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: ‘We’re delighted to see Ryanair offering our passengers even more routes to choose from for Winter 2019. Prague is a fantastic city to explore and hugely popular with the 22 million people in our catchment area.’

Manchester travellers and visitors can now book their holidays until March 2020. Ryanair’s new customer care improvements include a guarantee as the airline pays back the difference plus EUR5.00 through MyRyanair credit if the customers find cheaper fare within three hours of booking. Further, customers are offered 48-hour free of charge grace period for changes to bookings.

The New Ryanair Choice is available for a EUR199 annual fee for free seats, fast-track and priority boarding for frequent guests. Digital improvements include new fare finder, sports tickets, bespoke travel guides and faster mobile.

Ryanair launches new Manchester-Poitiers route, announces extra flights from Stansted for May

Ryanair, the Irish low fares airline, has announced a new route to Poitiers from Manchester, with a twice weekly service commencing in June 2019.

With the addition, Ryanair’s Manchester Summer schedule includes 64 routes in total with nine new routes to Bordeaux, Billund, Gothenburg, Kyiv, Marrakech, Marseille, Nantes, Poitiers and Thessaloniki.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Manchester route to Poitiers, commencing in June, which will operate twice weekly, as part of our extended Manchester summer 2019 schedule.’

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: ‘It’s great to see Ryanair continuing to add new routes from Manchester for Summer. Poitiers is another French destination for the airport opening up a fantastic region for the 22 million people in our catchment area to explore.’

Ryanair has also announced extra flights from London Stansted for May, with 20 additional return flights to Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Morocco. Ryanair is offering more than 7,500 extra seats for travel between 29 April and 7 May, to destinations including Alicante, Biarritz, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Marrakesh, Seville and Tenerife. The seats are now on sale on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s summer 2019 London Stansted schedule offers 142 routes, including six new routes to Kalamata, Kiev, Lviv, Nantes, Rodez and Vigo, with over 1,200 weekly flights.

Besides budget fares, Ryanair’s latest ‘Always Getting Better’ improvements for enhancing customer experience includes the addition of more routes, flights and destinations; Ryanair rooms with 10% off travel credit, and the ‘Try Somewhere New’ travel content platform on Ryanair.com.

airBaltic, Ryanair announce new services from Dublin Airport for summer

Dublin Airport has said that airBaltic is planning to launch a new Dublin-Riga service for summer.

Starting March 31, the new service will operate four times per week to the Latvian capital. airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering connections to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. Tickets for the new Riga service are available to book.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said, ‘This new service to Riga will further enhance the connectivity between Ireland and Latvia and is good news for passengers as it will offer additional choice and convenience.’

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic added, ‘This route has had strong demand for years now and we are very happy that we can add flights between the two cities to our expanding route portfolio. airBaltic passengers now will have direct flights to Riga with the new Airbus A220-300 aircraft.’

Earlier in December, Ryanair announced plans to launch new services from Dublin Airport to the Croatian cities of Dubrovnik and Split in 2019.

The new services will operate twice weekly starting from June as part of Ryanair’s summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair will have 13 new services from Dublin Airport for summer to Bodrum, Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Caligari, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Kyiv, London Southend, Lourdes, Luxembourg, Split and Thessaloniki, it said.

Currently, Dublin Airport operates flights to almost 190 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 56 airlines.