Ryanair launches 21 NEW routes from Greece!
Ryanair announced on Wednesday the launch of 21 new routes connecting Greece and popular international destinations for summer 2019.
Ryanair is Europe’s favourite airline, operating more than 1,600 daily flights from 72 bases, connecting 189 destinations in 30 countries and operating a fleet of more than 300 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Ryanair has recently announced firm orders for a further 280 new Boeing 737 aircraft, as well as options for 100 more Boeing 737 MAX 200s, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic from 90m this year to over 150m p.a. in 2024. Ryanair currently has a team of more than 9,500 highly skilled aviation professionals and has an industry leading 30-year safety record.
Ryanair’s 2019 Greek Summer schedule will include a total of 124 routes including five new routes from Athens to Catania (two weekly flights), Eindhoven (three weekly), London Luton (daily), Marrakesh (two weekly) and Palermo (two weekly). Ryanair CCO David O’Brien offered this:
We are pleased to launch our 2019 Greek summer schedule, which will deliver 6.1 million customers per annum through nine Greek airports and support over 4,500 ancillary jobs in Greece.”
The Athens summer schedule of 32 routes is expected to transfer some 2.4 million fliers a year, and to sustain more than 1,800 jobs, according to Ryanair.
The airline also announced the Thessaloniki link with Dublin (twice-weekly flights), Lappeenranta (once per week), Malta (two weekly) and Manchester (twice per week). According to the air carrier, the Thessaloniki link will fly 1.55 million customers per annum and sustain 1,160 on-site jobs.
Other linkages announced by Ryanair include a Corfu – London Southend connect, one between Bologna and Liverpool; Mykonos with Bordeaux and Paphos; Heraklion on Crete with Milan; Rhodes with Rhome and Naples; Chania with Bucharest, Sofia, and Naples.