Ryanair has marked the opening of its new base at Newcastle. The low-cost service will base two plane at the airport, claiming this may create round 60 jobs. The airline may also launch its largest ever schedule from the airport, together with a complete of 19 routes.
Of these, ten are new summer time routes to the likes of Gran Canaria, Ibiza and Paphos. Ryanair will function over 130 weekly flights for summer time 2022 (over 40 greater than pre-pandemic summer time 2019) to offer holidaymakers an abundance of option to high European locations.
From Newcastle, Ryanair director of selling, Dara Brady, stated: “The opening of this base and introduction of these new routes from Newcastle reinforces our commitment to increasing connectivity, travel options and inbound tourism to the area as Ryanair will now offer 40 per cent more capacity than it did pre-pandemic. We are delighted to open this new base and strengthen our relationship with Newcastle Airport, which will now host a fleet of two Ryanair aircraft.”
Customers can now e book flight to Chania, Fuerteventura, Krakow, Menorca, Milan, Riga and Zadar and elsewhere. Newcastle International Airport chief govt, Nick Jones, stated: “Today sees a significant investment and commitment from Ryanair at Newcastle International Airport which will also benefit the wider north-east, creating hundreds of new jobs and providing an even bigger choice of destinations.”