MARCH 5TH, 2015
RYANAIR TO TREBLE BERLIN OPERATION WITH NEW BASE (NO 73)
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (5 Mar) announced it will open a new base at Berlin (No. 73), from October with 5 based aircraft, an investment of $500m dollars, and launched 16 new routes (22 in total) as part of its Berlin Winter 2015 schedule, which will grow Ryanair’s Berlin traffic to 2.6m customers p.a., and support 2,600* “on-site” jobs.
From winter 2015, Ryanair will grow in Berlin as follows:
New base from 27th October
5 based aircraft: $500m investment
16 new routes: Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Bologna, Bratislava, Brussels, Glasgow, Madrid, Malaga, Palermo, Palma, Riga, Rome C, Venice & Valencia
22 routes in total
191 weekly flights
Extra flights to/from Dublin (9 x weekly), London Stansted (4 x daily) & Milan (2 x daily)
2.6m customers p.a.
2,600 “on site” jobs
Ryanair’s new Berlin routes go on sale on the Ryanair.com website tomorrow (Friday). Ryanair celebrated the launch of its new Berlin base, as well as its 30th birthday, by releasing 100,000 seats for sale across its European network, at prices from €19.99 for travel in March and April, which must be booked by Monday (9 Mar).
In Berlin, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Berlin base from October, our 73rd in total, with 5 based aircraft, an investment of $500m, with 16 new routes and 22 routes in total as part of our Berlin winter 2015 schedule, which will deliver 2.6m annual customers and support 2,600 local jobs.
German consumers and visitors already choose Ryanair for our low fares, industry leading customer service and great route choice. Now they can also book 22 Berlin routes on our improved website and great new app, carry a free small 2nd carry-on bag, enjoy allocated seats, avail of our new Family Extra and Business Plus services, and use their personal electronic devices at all stages of their flight, as Ryanair continues to deliver so much more than just the lowest fares.
Germany is a significant growth market for Ryanair and as we announce our 6th German base at Berlin, we will continue to connect key German cities with Europe’s major centres of business. Indeed, we are launching new Berlin routes to Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Glasgow, Madrid and Rome, as well increasing flights to and from Dublin, London and Milan, making Ryanair the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers.
To celebrate our new Berlin base, as well as our 30th birthday, we are releasing 100,000 seats on sale from €19.99 for travel in March and April. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”