Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (11 Dec) announced it would open its 52nd base (2nd Dutch base) at Eindhoven in April 2013 with one based aircraft as it invests over $70 million at Eindhoven Airport.
Ryanair will grow at Eindhoven as follows:
- 1 based aircraft
- 31 routes
- 4 new routes to/from Agadir, Bordeaux, Chania and Fez
- Warsaw Modlin extended for summer season
- Increased frequencies to/from Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Marrakech and Pisa
- 238 weekly flights (up 8%)
- 1.7m pax p.a (up 7%)
- 1,700* jobs at Eindhoven Airport
Ryanair celebrated its new Eindhoven base by launching a 100,000 seat sale with fares starting from £14 for travel across its European network in January which are available for booking until midnight (24:00hrs) Thur (13 Dec). Ryanair’s 4 new Eindhoven routes will begin in April and will go on sale on www.ryanair.com
Speaking in Eindhoven today, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“Ryanair is delighted to announce Eindhoven as our 52nd base and unveil 4 new routes (31 in total) to/from Agadir, Bordeaux, Chania and Fez beginning in April, and the extension of our Warsaw Modlin route, which started in October, as part of our summer schedule, which go on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow.
In its route selection, Ryanair has delivered further important ‘Brainport’ business destinations for the province of North Brabant and the stakeholders of Eindhoven Airport.
Dutch consumers/visitors can now escape KLM’s high fares and fuel surcharging by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee from Eindhoven to 31 exciting European destinations, including London, Milan and Rome, amongst others. Ryanair’s 1.7m passengers p.a. will sustain up to 1,700 “on site” jobs in Eindhoven.
To celebrate our new Eindhoven base, we are launching a 100,000 seat sale with fares starting from £14 for travel across Europe in January, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (13 Dec). Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on www.ryanair.com.”
* ACI confirms up to 1,000 ‘on-site’ jobs per 1m passengers