Ryanair has this week announced plans to expand its winter routes from Cornwall and Leeds ahead of the upcoming 2024 season.
This is the latest announcement made regarding operations for the carrier out of the UK, providing a significant boost for the local economies in that area.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Ryanair Expands Winter Routes From Cornwall & Leeds…
For the Leeds portion of the expansion, this will include three aircraft based at the airport, with a total of 14 routes, one of which is new to Porto.
Of the three aircraft based, one will be a 737 MAX 200 Gamechanger aircraft, and is expected to grow traffic to 1.4m passengers per annum.
Commenting on this was Dara Brady, Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce our Winter 23/24 schedule at Leeds Bradford Airport, with 14 routes including a new winter sun route to Porto, as well as increased frequencies on another 4 winter sun and city break routes, offering Ryanair customers in the wider Yorkshire and Humber region unbeatable choice at the lowest fares.”
“This schedule will operate on Ryanair’s 3 based aircraft at Leeds Bradford Airport, representing a €300m investment and supporting over 1,100 local jobs.”
“This includes, for the first winter at Leeds Bradford, the quieter, lower-emission “Gamechanger” aircraft.”
Cornwall will see a significant expansion in operations from Ryanair, with three brand new routes being added to Dublin, Faro & Malaga.
This means that there will be a total of four new routes, and the expectation is that the carrier will handle over 200,000 passengers per annum because of this.
It means that Cornwall will see an increase of Ryanair flights by a staggering 350%, in a major boost for the local area.
Brady added to this as well:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce our biggest ever Winter schedule for Cornwall, with 3 new winter sun and city break destinations including Dublin, Faro and Malaga.”
“This record Winter schedule not only offers our Cornwall customers unbeatable choice at the lowest fares, but also drives year-round connectivity and inbound tourism for the region and supports over 120 local jobs.”
Overall, this is strong news for both Leeds and Cornwall, and all eyes will be on how welcomed these services will be over the Winter.
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