Barcelona El Prat announced as Ryanair's 42nd base
Thursday 27, May 2010
Ryanair has announced it would open its 42nd base at Barcelona El Prat in September 2010 with 5 based aircraft and 20 low fare routes, which will help reverse declining traffic numbers at El Prat airport which fell by 3m passengers in 2009.
Ryanair’s El Prat routes will sustain over 2,000 local jobs as well as 250 direct Ryanair jobs among pilots, cabin crew and engineers.
Ryanair will operate 270 weekly low fare flights to/from Barcelona El Prat in an investment of over $350 million in the airport. Ryanair’s 20 new routes will be the first low fares routes to/from Barcelona El Prat and will allow the airport to tap into the low fares market, which continues to grow, and which has so far been absent from the airport.
Ryanair celebrated its new Barcelona El Prat base by releasing 1million summer seats from €5 for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on over 500 routes across its European network in June. These summer sale seats are available for booking on www.ryanair.com until midnight Thursday (27th May).
In Barcelona today, Ryanair’s Michael Cawley said:
“Ryanair is delighted to announce Barcelona El Prat as our 42nd base with 20 new routes from September 2010 which go on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow. Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fare routes from Barcelona El Prat will allow the airport to tap into the low fares market, which is the only market which continues to grow – thanks to Ryanair’s low fares. Barcelona consumers and visitors can beat the recession by choosing Ryanair’s low fares on 20 exciting routes from El Prat to destinations all over Europe including France, Italy and Germany among others. Ryanair’s 2m passengers p.a. will sustain 2,000 jobs locally at Barcelona El Prat Airport.”
20 New Barcelona El Prat routes in 2010
Brussels (Charleroi) 7pw
Oslo (Rygge) 3pw
Paris (Beauvais) 7pw
Dusseldorf (Weeze) 4pw
Rome (Ciampino) 7pw
Gran Canaria 2pw
Milan (Bergamo) 7pw
Venice (Treviso) 6pw
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