Ryanair in Kosice: 500,000 Passengers & New Flights

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On March 18, 2024, Ryanair (FR/RYR) has celebrated 500,000 passengers in Kosice and launches new summer schedule.

This article will cover the details surrounding Ryanair’s milestone at Kosice and the details of its new summer schedule.

Ryanair’s Kosice Milestone


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This week on March 18, Ryanair has celebrated carrying 500,000 passengers in and out of Kosice Airport (KSC) in Slovakia.

Alongside celebrating this major milestone for their Slovakian operations, Ryanair has also launched their new summer schedule at the airport.

The new schedule comes with the addition of one new route, alongside the previous four destinations that were operated last season.

The new route is to Zadar Airport (ZAD) in Croatia.

Zadar joins the Kosice summer schedule alongside the following –

  • Dublin in Ireland.
  • Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
  • Prague in the Czech Republic.
  • London Stansted in the United Kingdom.

This new summer schedule is expected to bring Ryanair’s Kosice passenger count to 100,000 per year. This will also support over 100 jobs at the airport.

The European ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Carrier), doesn’t just serve Kosice in Slovakia. The carrier also have a heavy footing in the country’s capital, Bratislava.

Executive Comments


Commenting on their milestone and new summer schedule, Ryanair’s Country Manager of CEE & Baltics, Alicja Golebiowska, says, “As Europe’s biggest airline, Ryanair is delighted to celebrate milestone of 0.5 million passengers carried through Kosice with the launch of our Summer ’24 schedule, providing 5 routes to the likes of Dublin, London, and our latest addition to Kosice schedule – sunny Zadar.”

“To allow our customers and visitors to/from Kosice to book their Summer getaway at the lowest fares, we are launching a special promo with seats available from just €21.99 for travel between Apr and May ’24 at www.ryanair.com.”

Additionally, Kosice Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, Deputy and Member of the Management Board, Tomáš Jančuš, adds, “We are thrilled to witness Ryanair’s escalating confidence in our market. This summer, Ryanair presents its most extensive schedule ever from Košice, featuring five routes.”

“These connections promise substantial benefits for the entire Eastern Slovakia, fostering growth in both tourism and business opportunities. We are particularly excited about the new route to Zadar, which significantly reduces the travel time to the Adriatic coast from over 10 hours to just 90 minutes.”

Ryanair’s Latest News…


In addition, the below is the latest news regarding Ryanair –

  • At the Aviation Summit 2024, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary disclosed that their engineers have found spanners belonging to Boeing in their new 737 MAXs. Read our article here.
  • The NATS CEO Martin Rolfe will be attending Airspace World 2024 as a speaker on Crisis Management. Ryanair has dubbed this as “Comedy gold”. Read our article here.
  • Ryanair has the week announced that it has added over 4,000 extra seats between the UK and Germany ahead of the highly anticipated UEFA European Football Championship taking place this summer. Read our article here.
  • Ryanair has weighed in the recent interim report published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regarding the collapse of the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS) on 28th August. Read our article here.
  • Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has celebrated the handling of 45m passengers in Bologna, Italy by adding more flights for the Summer. Read our article here.

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