Ryanair Celebrates 25 Years of Operations in Biarritz

Ryanair staff with aircraft at Biarritz Airport
Photo Credit: Ryanair

Low-cost giant Ryanair is celebrating a milestone: 25 years of serving Biarritz Airport! To mark this occasion, they’ve unveiled an impressive summer program for 2024, promising to transport nearly 200,000 passengers.

This exciting program boasts over 40 weekly flights across 5 fantastic routes. Two brand new destinations have been added, perfect for a city break with a difference: Milan Bergamo and Edinburgh.

Ryanair’s Biarritz connections now span 5 countries – Belgium, England, Italy, Ireland, and Scotland – offering a wealth of choice for both locals and visitors.

The program is expected to create over 150 jobs and provide a significant boost to the local tourism industry.

Highlights of Ryanair’s 2024 Biarritz Summer Program

  • 5 total connections, including exciting new additions: Milan & Edinburgh
  • Increased capacity on popular routes like Brussels Charleroi and London Stansted
  • Over 40 weekly flights throughout the summer
  • Nearly 200,000 passengers anticipated
  • Supporting over 150 jobs

Ryanair’s commitment to Biarritz began in 1999 with their very first flight, connecting the city to London Stansted.

Since then, they’ve carried nearly 4 million passengers to and from the Basque gem. To celebrate this long-standing partnership and the impressive 21% growth expected for summer 2024, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares starting from just €29.99.

These deals are now available exclusively on the airline’s website.

Ryanair cabin crew staff at London Stansted.
Photo Credit: Ryanair

Marking 25 Years of Flight Operations

Elena Cabrera, Ryanair’s Communications Manager for France, shared her enthusiasm on the quarter century milestone.

“As Europe’s leading airline, Ryanair is thrilled to celebrate 25 years of serving Biarritz. We’ve transported over 4 million passengers here since 1999.”

“We’re delighted to launch our record-breaking summer program with 5 exciting destinations. This includes two brand new connections to Milan and Edinburgh.”

“This program connects Biarritz to 5 beautiful countries and offers even more choice to Biarritz residents and visitors for their summer holidays, all at the lowest fares in Europe.”

A Ryanair 737 taxis to the runway.
Grzegorz Jereczek from Gdańsk, Poland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Biarritz Pays Basque Airport

Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), also known as Biarritz Airport, is a convenient and modern gateway to the stunning Basque Country in southwestern France.

Situated just 5 kilometers southeast of Biarritz itself, near Bayonne and Anglet, the airport offers a comfortable and efficient travel experience.

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor exploring the region, Biarritz Airport makes it easy to connect with various destinations across Europe.

With its focus on low-cost carriers like Ryanair, the airport offers affordable travel options, making it an attractive choice for budget-conscious travelers.

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