Posted on: 09 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
From April 2015 the Azores will become Ryanair’s fourth Portuguese base and 72nd base overall.
Flights will operate between Ponta Delgada and London Stansted (once weekly), Lisbon (twice daily) and Porto (once daily) on one based Boeing 737-800, with tickets for all routes already available for purchase.
Ryanair believes the new base will deliver 350,000 passengers per year and create 350 jobs. The airline’s investment of $100 million to enable this new development was made after the National Institute of Civil Aviation in Portugal removed PSO operation restrictions.
“Ryanair welcomes the Government’s decision to open the Azorean market to competition to the benefit of island residents, tourists and consumers,” commented Ryanair CCO, David O’Brien. “Our 3 new Azores routes with great timings are ideal for business passengers, island residents and families booking their low fare summer holiday getaways.”