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Ryanair Record LONDON Summer 2019 Schedule launched with 23 new routes (180 total)

Ryanair today (12 Sep) launched its biggest ever London S 2019 schedule, with 23 new routes (over 180 in total), which will deliver 26m customers p.a. through Ryanair’s 4 London airports – Stansted, Luton, Southend and Gatwick.

Ryanair is Europe’s favorite 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 London S19 schedule will deliver:
– A new 3 aircraft base at Southend
– 2 more aircraft at Luton (6 in total)
– 23 new routes including:

> 3  at  Stansted:   Kyiv, Lviv & Nantes

> 6  at  Luton:       Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork, Malaga

> 14 at Southend: Alicante, Bilbao, Brest, Copenhagen, Cluj, Corfu, Dublin, Faro, Kosice, Malaga, Milan, Palma, Reus & Venice

– Over 180 routes in total
– 26m customers p.a. (up 5%)
– 20,000“on-site” jobs p.a.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:

 “Ryanair is pleased to launch our biggest ever London S 2019 schedule with over 180 routes from our 4 London airports, including 1 new base at Southend and 23 new routes to exciting destinations such as Barcelona, Bilbao, Copenhagen and Kiev. Our S2019 schedule will deliver 26m customers p.a. through Stansted, Luton, Southend and Gatwick, all at the lowest fares, as we continue to grow London traffic, tourism and jobs.   

We remain concerned at the increasing risk of a hard (no-deal) Brexit in March 2019.  While we hope that a 21-month transition agreement from March 2019 will be agreed, recent events in the UK have added uncertainty, and we believe that the risk of a hard Brexit (which could lead to flights being grounded for a period of days or weeks) is being underestimated.