Oslo Rygge base opens with 27 routes
Wednesday 31, March 2010
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (30th Mar) opened its 37th base at Oslo Rygge with three aircraft and 27 routes which will increase Ryanair’s traffic at Oslo Rygge to 1.7m passengers p.a. and sustain up to 1,700 jobs at Oslo Rygge Airport.
Ryanair celebrated its first base in Norway and 27 routes by releasing 1m 66 NOK seats for travel across its European network in late April and May which are available for booking on www.ryanair.com until midnight (24:00hrs) Thursday (1 Apr).
In Oslo Rygge today, Ryanair’s Erik Elmsater said:
“Ryanair is delighted to open its first Norwegian base at Oslo Rygge Airport which offers passengers 27 routes in a total investment worth over $200m. Ryanair’s Oslo Rygge base will deliver 1.7million passengers p.a. and sustain 1,700 local jobs.
“To celebrate the opening of our Oslo Rygge base we are releasing 1m 66 NOK seats for travel in late April and May on over 500 Ryanair routes throughout Europe.”
Ryanair’s 27 Oslo Rygge routes:
Pål F. Tandberg, CEO Rygge International Airport, said:
"Oslo Rygge is pleased to see the commencement of Ryanair’s based operations with 27 Ryanair destinations, offering Oslo leisure travellers a wide choice of destinations across many European countries. By delivering new routes to the airport this summer Ryanair is also supporting Oslo Rygge’s important role as an international gateway airport and securing over 1,700 new jobs in the region".
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