Ryanair has this week announced a record Summer 2024 network plan for Northern Sardinia, with new routes from Alghero, and a new base in Olbia.
The Irish low-cost carrier continues to grow where they can in different parts of Europe, with this news being the latest of that.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Ryanair Boosts Alghero, Opens New Base in Olbia…
Within the Northern Sardinia area, there will be 33 routes in total, of which 10 will be for Olbia and 23 for Alghero.
This is expected to produce over 1.2m passengers for the Summer 2024 season, supporting over 900 jobs.
Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer, Jason McGuinness had this to say on the plans:
“As the number 1 airline in Europe and Italy, Ryanair is pleased to announce this new investment in Northern Sardinia and the entry of Olbia airport into our Italian network.”
“This summer we will offer record operations from Northern Sardinia with over 230 weekly flights on 33 routes, carrying over 1.2 million passengers to/from the North of the Island.”
“We have worked for a long time with the management of the Alghero and Olbia airports to guarantee this record growth for Northern Sardinia.”
“Following the recent decision by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region to abolish the municipal surcharge from 1 January 2024, Ryanair has opened a new base in Trieste with 50% growth for summer ’24, as part of a vision shared with the Region to reduce access costs and double incoming passengers and tourism in the next 5 years.”
“Now it is up to the Sardinian government to abolish the municipal surtax, which does not exist in similar tourist islands such as the Canaries, the Balearics, Cyprus or Malta, because this excessive tax is hindering the growth of connectivity and the tourism sector of the island.”
“If the municipal surcharge is abolished, Ryanair is ready to respond as we did in Trieste, accelerating connectivity and tourism growth on the island, adding over 2 million more passengers per year (+50% growth), launching a new base in Northern Sardinia, creating over 1,500 new jobs and launching new routes to key markets such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.”
All eyes will be on how operations will perform.
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