Ryanair commences new service to Cork from Newcastle

Irish low fares airline, Ryanair has commenced services from Newcastle International to Cork, marking the beginning of the service between the two cities.

The twice weekly service, which operates Fridays and Sundays throughout winter, is well scheduled for a weekend city break or a long holiday retreat. Ireland’s 2nd largest city, Cork is located near the southern coast of Ireland and is surrounded by colourful towns with rugged views. Cork is popular for its idyllic riverside walks and is considered the foodie capital of Ireland.

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International said: ‘Ryanair have made significant investments at Newcastle International Airport providing a great choice of destinations to the North East public including Milan, Riga, Barcelona and now Cork for the winter season. Cork’s bustling centre is a fantastic destination for city breaks and as well as a perfect starting point for Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastal driving route. We are excited for the opportunities that this route opens up, not only for North East passengers exploring Ireland, but also for passengers arriving into Newcastle to visit the beautiful North East of England.’

Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll, said: Over the course of the winter season, we look forward to welcoming passengers from the north-east of England – from places like Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding areas, travelling to Cork on the new Ryanair service linking our two regions. Cork offers the quintessential Irish city break experience, with some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, a thriving food scene and hotels, restaurants and pubs that are renowned for their world-class hospitality. In return, we hope that passengers from the wider Cork region will take the opportunity to visit Newcastle and north-east England to immerse themselves amongst the regions famed history, cultural attractions, sporting venues and vibrant nightlife.’

Tickets for fights to Cork, Ireland from Newcastle International Airport are now on sale at www.ryanair.com.

The Newcastle to Cork service comes as Ryanair launches its winter programme, which includes popular European cities such as Barcelona, Riga and Milan, alongside winter hot-spots including the Canary Islands.

Ryanair commences direct services to Barcelona from Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport has said that Ryanair has commenced direct flights from Newcastle to Barcelona, Spain, starting November 1.

The Irish low-cost airline will operate twice weekly to this popular sun and city break destination.

The new Spanish route adds another destination for Ryanair at the North Eastern airport. The airline currently operates flights to many European destinations, including Milan, Riga, Cork and Krakow.

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and known for Gaudi and other Art Nouveau architecture, Barcelona offers a wide range of leisure options and showcases new trends in the world of culture, fashion and cuisine.

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘I am delighted that Ryanair have added Barcelona to their portfolio. Ryanair now serve 22 sun and city destinations from Newcastle International Airport, which include popular destinations such as Wroclaw, Fuerteventura, Malaga and Gran Canaria.

‘The airline has reacted to feedback from the North East travelling public for the route to be restored, and we have had an excellent response to the announcement.

‘This investment represents the airlines confidence in the North East’s largest Airport and commitment to providing even more choice for passengers in the region. We look forward to welcoming even more Ryanair passengers through our doors this winter.’

‘As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to officially launch the Winter’22 flight from Newcastle to Barcelona,’ a Ryanair Spokesperson said. Flights to Barcelona, Spain, from Newcastle International are on sale now at www.ryanair.com.

Earlier this year, Ryanair opened its new base at Newcastle International.

Ryanair offers new winter route from Dublin to Cluj

Ryanair, the Ireland-based European budget airline, has announced a new route to Romania’s Cluj as part of its Dublin Winter 22 schedule, following Blue Air’s recent suspension of this route.

With the launch, travellers and holidaymakers can now travel to the Romanian city on one of Ryanair’s twice weekly budget flights from Dublin from November 1.

Cluj-Napoca is the historic capital of Transylvania located nearly 320 km northwest of Bucharest in the Somesul Mic River valley. The city stands on the site of an ancient Dacian settlement, Napoca, which the Romans made a municipium.

To celebrate the new route, Ryanair is launching a seat sale with fares available from EUR19.99 one way for travel from November 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023, which must be booked by midnight Thursday, October 6.

Ryanair’s Jason McGuinness said: ‘Ryanair is further building on our already extensive Dublin W22 schedule with the addition of our new Dublin to Cluj route, operating twice weekly from 1st November – just in time for those travelling home to Cluj to spend Christmas with friends and family but whose travel plans have been disrupted by Blue Air’s recent suspension of this route.

To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just EUR19.99 for travel until the end of January 2023, which must be booked by midnight, Thursday 6th Oct. Since these super low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.’

Cardiff Airport announces new winter service to Faro with Ryanair

Cardiff Airport has said that it is offering additional winter sun seats to Faro as Ryanair is planning to extend its existing twice-weekly summer service into this coming winter season.

Starting October 30, Ryanair flights will leave from Wales to Faro on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Ireland-based budget airline will also fly to Dublin four times weekly during the winter, with departures on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Faro is a popular holiday destination for travellers seeking sun, sea and surf. As the Algarve’s capital, the city is rich with history and culture. The city is small and handy for visiting as a city break, besides the opportunity to enjoy Algarve’s pristine sandy beaches and sparkling seas. In addition to the beautiful landscapes, visitors can also discover a range of activities, from championship golf courses to diving opportunities and nightlife.

‘It is fantastic news that Ryanair is extending its Faro flying programme at Cardiff Airport into the winter season providing an increased choice of holiday options for those people looking to escape later in the year,’ said Spencer Birns, Cardiff Airport Chief Executive Officer. ‘Famous for its great weather, fantastic beaches and delicious local food, Faro, and indeed Portugal, is an in-demand destination from Cardiff at any time of the year. With its great combination of low fares, industry-leading operational reliability and attractive flight times we are pleased to see Ryanair growing further at Cardiff in the off-peak season after a busy summer with us. In addition, we know that passengers using the new service will really appreciate the good customer service and uncrowded indoor terminal areas they experience at Cardiff Airport when going on their well-earned breaks.’

‘Ryanair is delighted to announce a new Winter route and extend the service of the Cardiff to Faro route for W22. Our Cardiff customers can now plan a Winter getaway to the Algarve and enjoy some of the best beaches Portugal has to offer’ said Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness. ‘To allow our customers to book their Winter getaway at the lowest possible fares, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just £19.99 for travel from October 2022 until the end of January 2023, which must be booked by Friday 23 September. Since these super low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.’

Ryanair announces new flights to Venice from Bournemouth with Ryanair

Bournemouth Airport has announced the launch of new flights to Venice operated by European airline group, Ryanair.

The new twice-weekly service will begin operating from December 22, 2022, with passengers able to get away to the Italian city all year-round. The new service to Marco Polo Airport will leave Bournemouth every Thursday and Sunday and is now available to book at ryanair.com.

Venice is one of the most visited cities in Italy and is home to some of the country’s best known tourist attractions, including St Mark’s Square, the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the renowned Grand Canal with its gondolas.

The announcement of the new flights adds to Ryanair’s existing programme of 16 destinations available from Bournemouth Airport which include Zadar (Croatia), Bergerac (France), Budapest (Hungary), Dublin (Ireland), Malta, Krakow, and Wroclaw (Poland), Faro (Portugal), Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, and Tenerife (Spain).

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted that our customers will now be able to fly to this beautiful Italian destination, Venice, from Bournemouth with Ryanair. We warmly welcome today’s announcement which will give passengers even more choice when flying from their local airport. Venice is a stunning city with so much to do, whether you’re planning a weekend break or longer holiday, so this is great news and a fantastic addition to our schedule.’

Passengers flying from Bournemouth Airport are now able to choose from a total of 34 destinations in 17 countries during 2022/23. The destinations available from Bournemouth Airport in 2022/23 include, Cyprus: Paphos; Croatia: Zadar (new for 2022); France: Bergerac; Greece: Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Zante; Hungary: Budapest (new for 2022); Ireland: Dublin; Italy: Venice; Lapland: Enontekio, Ivalo, Pajala; Malta (new for 2022); Poland: Krakow, Wroclaw (new for 2022); Portugal: Faro; Spain: Alicante, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Murcia, Tenerife; Switzerland: Geneva; and Turkey: Antalya, Dalaman. The special departures include Barbados (fly/cruise), Fjords (fly/cruise), Bergamo (Italian Lakes), Arctic Circle.

Bournemouth Airport announces new year-round flights to Malta

Bournemouth Airport has announced the launch of year-round flights to the Mediterranean island of Malta starting July 2, with flights operated by Ryanair.

The latest addition to the airport’s schedule, the new twice-weekly flights with Ryanair follow the start of a new service to Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast two weeks ago.

Announcing the launch of its Malta services earlier this year, Ryanair’s Marketing Director, Dara Brady had said: ‘As Europe’s no. 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce an exciting new Summer’22 route to Malta which will operate twice weekly starting this July.’

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: ‘Malta is a very popular destination and we’re delighted to see its return from Bournemouth with Ryanair. We’re committed to increasing connectivity and it means our passengers have even more travel options this summer.’

With the new service, Ryanair has 17 routes from Bournemouth, with more than half operating year-round. Ryanair’s routes from Bournemouth include: Spain (Alicante, Girona (Barcelona), Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Majorca, Murcia, Tenerife), Ireland (Dublin), Hungary (Budapest), Poland (Krakow and Wroclaw), Portugal (Faro and Lisbon), Croatia (Zadar), France (Bergerac) and Malta.

With the new flights, in total Bournemouth Airport is offering 34 destinations in 17 countries for 2022/23.

Ryanair commences new service to Croatia from Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport has announced the launch of services to Croatia for the first time on June 18, with Ryanair’s new service to the resort of Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast.

Zadar is described by Rough Guides as ‘one of the coolest places on the Adriatic’. Surrounded by islands, coves and bays, it is known for its Roman and Venetian ruins, uncrowded white sand beaches and proximity to Croatia’s national parks, including Plitvice Lakes with the country’s highest waterfall.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: ‘Zadar is a fantastic addition to our summer schedule, and it puts one of the Adriatic’s hidden gems within easy reach. It means there’s even more choice for holidaymakers from their local airport this summer.’

‘Our summer season is well and truly underway and it’s great to see Ryanair bringing even more choice to holidaymakers from their local airport.

‘We’ve got 33 destinations on offer this year to 16 countries and the travel industry really is starting to bounce back to meet strong demand for overseas travel.’

The new service comes after Ryanair announced two new regular flight destinations from Bournemouth Airport earlier this month, running twice a week to France and Croatia. The Irish budget airline launched flights to Bergerac in France on Saturday, June 4. Both routes will be operating twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Gill added that since the start of the summer season last month Bournemouth Airport had despatched over 250 commercial holiday flights carrying more than 45,000 passengers.

With the new services, the total number of Ryanair routes available from Bournemouth this year increases to 15. Ryanair’s routes from Bournemouth include: Spain (Alicante, Girona (Barcelona), Gran Canaria, Malaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife), Ireland (Dublin), Hungary (Budapest), Poland (Krakow and Wroclaw), Portugal (Faro and Lisbon), Croatia (Zadar) and France (Bergerac).

Ryanair announces new flights to Barcelona and Cork from Newcastle International Airport

Irish airline Ryanair has announced new flights on sale to Barcelona and Cork, adding to the 19 other destinations currently available from Newcastle International Airport.

One of Europe’s most popular city break destinations, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is known for its art and architecture, adorned with famous landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudi.

The second largest city in Ireland, Cork is located on Ireland’s South West coast and is known as the country’s food capital.

On sale from November this year, the flights are available to book for fares starting from £19.99. A popular destination for travellers in the North East, passengers will be able to fly direct to Barcelona every Saturday and Tuesday, and to Cork every Friday and Sunday between November 2022 and March 2023. The new routes join a list of city breaks for 2022 including Milan in Italy and Riga in Latvia.

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘We are extremely pleased that Ryanair has chosen to operate even more destinations from Newcastle this year, further investing in the region and increasing the connectivity for the North East travelling public.

‘These two new routes offer fantastic city break opportunities for our leisure passengers. On top of this, I am confident they will also be popular with local businesses that already do business, or are looking to develop business links, in the two cities.’

Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing, Dara Brady, said: ‘As Europe’s No.1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce our Winter ’22/23 schedule from Newcastle including two new routes to exciting destinations of Barcelona and Cork, both operating twice weekly from the end of October ’22.

‘We are pleased to offer Newcastle citizens more choices when choosing a destination for their Winter getaways and to also encourage Barcelona and Cork customers to book their next trip to Newcastle as soon as possible. To allow our customers to book early and at the lowest possible fares we have launched a limited-time seat sale with fares available from just £19.99 for travel from October ’22 until March ’23, which must be booked by Friday, 10th of June 2022 at Ryanair.com.’

Ryanair recently opened its new base at Newcastle International Airport, representing an investment of £150m.

Ryanair launches summer schedule from new base at Newcastle

Ryanair has announced the opening of its new base at Newcastle, with two based aircraft, and as a result has also launched its biggest ever schedule at Newcastle for summer 2022.

Ryanair’s Newcastle Summer 22 schedule will deliver a total of 19 routes operating over 130 weekly flights – over 40 more than pre-pandemic Summer 2019 – to give Newcastle’s holidaymakers more choice to much-needed breaks at European destinations in Italy, Spain and England. Newcastle customers can now book am affordable getaway, flying to 10 destinations newly covered: Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Krakow, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Riga, and Zadar.

From Newcastle, Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady, said: ‘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. 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.’

To allow our customers and visitors to/from Newcastle to book their Summer getaway at the best possible fare, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from £19,99 for travel from March to October, which must be booked by Thursday 31st March. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.’

Newcastle International Airport’s Chief Executive, Nick Jones said: ‘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.

From today, 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.’

Ryanair launches Sizzling Summer 2022 supersaver offers

Ryanair, the Irish low fares airline, has announced a full week of supersaver summer 2022 travel offers, starting from Monday March 7 – Sunday March 13.

The airline is offering city breaks with fares from £19.99 and ‘Buy One Get One Half Price’ for sale, with a different offer each day throughout the week for travel from April – June 2022 across Europe.

Dara Brady, Ryanair’s Director of Marketing said: ‘With summer fast approaching, we are delighted to announce our incredible week of offers on summer travel. Now that restrictions have eased across Europe, our customers are eager to fill up their travel calendars once again and summer ’22 is proving to be the year of getting back out there to explore the best European holiday destinations.

‘We have lots of unmissable offers up for grabs, including low fares, city breaks to a host of Europe’s most popular go-to destinations, and even our ever popular ‘Buy One, Get One Half Price’ deal is due to make an appearance. To make sure these incredible limited-time offers aren’t missed, customers should check out www.ryanair.com each day to find out what exciting offer has been revealed.’

As its summer holiday plans gets underway on Monday March 7, the first of the supersaver summer 2022 plan is an offer from UK airports to the sunny shores of Morocco. From visiting cultural and historic sites to exploring new food and drink scenes to browsing Morocco’s famously colourful markets, Ryanair is offering UK travellers an opportunity to travel to Agadir, Essaouira, Marrakesh or Tangier this summer.

Ryanair operates over 30 weekly flights to Moroccan destinations from UK airports all summer. To celebrate these exciting Moroccan routes, Ryanair has launched a limited-time seat sale with fares available from £19.99 for travel until October 2022. The seats are available to book at Ryanair.com until midnight Thursday, March 10, it said.