Ryanair has today laid out it’s winter schedule for its bases out of Manchester Airport & Birmingham Airport.
This came in the form of two separate announcements made over the course of today, which includes a lot of new routes.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Ryanair’s Plans for Manchester Airport…
For the Manchester side of the equation, Ryanair will be basing 16 aircraft, and offering 64 routes, five of which are new and are as follows:
The Irish low-cost carrier will be increasing frequencies on another 20 routes, and listed the likes of Alicante, Paris Beauvais, Faro & Tenerife as examples.
This £1.6bn investment into the region will see traffic from Manchester grow to 7.1m passengers per annum.
Dara Brady, Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing commented on this expansion:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce our Winter 23/24 schedule at Manchester Airport, with 64 routes including 5 new Winter routes to Belfast, Plovdiv, Tirana, Venice, and Warsaw, as well as increased frequencies on another 20 Winter sun and city break routes, offering Ryanair customers in the north-west region unbeatable choice at the lowest fares.”
“This schedule will operate on Ryanair’s 16 based aircraft at Manchester Airport, representing a €1.6bn investment and supporting over 5,800 local jobs.”
“This includes, 8 of Ryanair’s quieter, lower emission “Gamechanger” aircraft.
The Airline’s Plan for Birmingham Airport…
As for Birmingham, a total of 34 routes will be operated from the Midlands-based airfield, four of which are new Winter destinations being:
A total of six aircraft will be based in Birmingham, and the six aircraft based there will provide a $600m investment that will propel traffic to grow to 2.7m passengers per annum.
Brady also added to this saying:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce our Winter 23/24 schedule at Birmingham Airport, with 34 routes including 4 new Winter routes to Budapest, Girona, Seville, and Valencia as well as increased frequencies on another 11 Winter sun and city break routes, offering Ryanair customers in the west-midlands region unbeatable choice at the lowest fares.”
“This schedule will operate on Ryanair’s 6 based aircraft at Birmingham Airport, representing a €600m investment and supporting over 2,200 local jobs.”
“This includes, 3 of Ryanair’s quieter, lower emission “Gamechanger” aircraft.”
Frequencies on 11 routes, of which the Irish low-cost carrier noted Krakow, Malta & Turin as the highlights, will be increased from the area.
It remains clear that demand for travel in the Winter season is picking up substantially. Not just for Ryanair, but for other carriers alike.
Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the carrier to see how these new winter routes out of Manchester and Birmingham will perform, and whether there will be any scope to expand this further going into the future.
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