The FINANCIAL -- Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline on February 16 announced it will open a new base at Bucharest Airport (No 81), from 30th October, with 3 aircraft (an investment of $300m), 2 new routes to Athens and Timisoara, and more flights to Brussels, Dublin and Milan, which will deliver 1.4m customers p.a. and support over 1,000 “on-site” jobs, as Ryanair grows its traffic at Bucharest by 75%.
Ryanair’s Bucharest winter 2016 will deliver:
3 based aircraft ($300m)
2 new routes: Athens (daily) & Timisoara (2 x daily)
More flights to Brussels (9 weekly), Milan M (daily) & Dublin (5 weekly)
10 routes (incl. Bologna, London, Madrid, Milan B & Rome)
90 weekly flights
1.4m customers p.a. (+75%)
1,000 “on site” jobs p.a.
In Bucharest, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“We are pleased to announce a new base at Bucharest from 30th October with 3 based aircraft, 2 new routes to Athens and Timisoara (10 routes in total), and more flights to Brussels, Dublin and Milan, which will deliver 1.4m customers p.a. and support over 1,000 jobs, as we grow traffic at Bucharest by 75% and invest $300m.
Our Bucharest winter schedule includes daily services to London (2), Madrid (1) and Rome (2), making Ryanair the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers and we look forward to growing routes, traffic, jobs and tourism at our 2 new Romanian bases at Bucharest and Timisoara. To celebrate our new Bucharest base, we are releasing seats on sale at prices from just €9.99 for travel in March, which must be booked by Thursday (18 Feb). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”