Posted on: 02 September 2016 by Mark Howells
tRyanair has launched its London summer 2017 schedule, which it predicts will deliver 23.6 million passengers each year and support 18,000 jobs across London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton airports.
Launching the new schedule, Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, remarked, “Ryanair calls on the new UK government to be radical in its decision making on new runways for London instead of picking just one (Heathrow or Gatwick), and calls on Prime Minister Theresa May to approve 3 new runways – one each at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, which will finally resolve the runway capacity issue for the next 50 years, while ensuring competition between airports delivers efficient facilities and prevents airlines and passengers being ripped off by gold-plated monopoly runways.”
The carrier’s summer 2017 schedule includes a new twice-weekly route between London Stansted and Strasbourg as well as increased flights between Stansted and both Sofia and Nuremberg (each service is to become twice-daily). This will bring the total number of routes Ryanair operates from Stansted to 132.
Ryanair is also introducing a new five-times-weekly route between London Luton and Faro, bringing the number of services from the former airport to 18 in total for summer 2017.
During summer 2017, the airline will operate five routes in total from London Gatwick Airport. These include a seven-times-daily service to Dublin, a four-times-daily service to Belfast and once-daily flights to both Cork and Shannon.