Ryanair Launches Record Hamburg Summer 2017 Schedule (+180%)

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Oct) launched its biggest ever Hamburg summer schedule (2017), with 2 new routes to Faro and Thessaloniki, 7 new summer services to Brussels, Dublin, Gran Canaria, London, Manchester, Milan and Sofia (16 routes in total) and extra flights to Palma, which will deliver 1.7m customers p.a. and support 1,300* jobs at Hamburg Airport, as Ryanair grows its Hamburg operations by 180%.

Ryanair’s Hamburg summer schedule will see more frequencies to sun destinations, lower fares as Ryanair passes on lower fuel costs, and an even better customer experience, as it rolls out year 3 of its “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme, and will deliver:

· 2 based aircraft ($200m investment)
· 2 new routes: Faro (3 wkly) & Thessaloniki (3 wkly)
· 7 new summer services: Brussels (2 dly), Dublin (5 wkly), Gran Canaria (2 wkly), London S (2 dly), Manchester (dly), Milan Bergamo (dly) & Sofia (2 wkly)
· Extra flights to Palma (2 dly)
· 16 routes in total
· 95 weekly flights
· 1.7m customers p.a.
· 1,300* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Ryanair’s new Hamburg base will open on 2nd November, as it continues to grow German traffic, tourism and jobs, making Ryanair the ideal choice for business and leisure customers, who can now book their flights to/from Hamburg up to October 2017, on the lowest fares.

In Hamburg, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:

“We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Hamburg summer schedule, which includes 2 new routes to Faro and Thessaloniki, new summer services to Brussels, Dublin, Gran Canaria, London Stansted, Manchester, Milan Bergamo and Sofia and extra flights to Palma, which will deliver 1.7m customers p.a. and support 1,300 jobs at Hamburg Airport, as we continue to grow our Hamburg operations by 180%. We look forward to the opening of our Hamburg base at the start of November, with 2 based aircraft, an investment of $200m, which further underlines our commitment to growing German traffic, tourism and jobs.

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said:

“Ryanair customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for summer 2017. As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017. There’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair and we urge all customers who wish to book their summer 2017 holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Hamburg. To celebrate the launch of our Hamburg summer 2017 schedule, we are launching a 20% off sale on selected routes for travel between November and February, which are available for booking until Wednesday (5 Oct). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”