Posted on: 07 September 2016 by Mark Howells
Ryanair’s 2017 summer schedule from Berlin Schönefeld Airport will be the carrier’s largest to date, featuring 19 new services which it estimates will deliver 5.4 million customers per year, marking a 15% growth in traffic.
New services include twice-daily Bucharest flights; daily flights to Budapest, Lisbon, Manchester and Sofia; twice-weekly flights to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Nis, Podgorica, Rzeszow, Thessaloniki and Timisoara; three-times-weekly flights to Belfast, Santander, Seville and Vilnius; four-times-weekly flights to Toulouse and six-times-weekly flights to Catania.
Ryanair is also increasing its flights to Glasgow, which will become six-times-weekly; Malaga, which will become four-times-weekly; and Venice Treviso, which will become daily. Ryanair’s 2017 summer schedule from Berlin Schönefeld will consist of 46 routes in total and 300 weekly flights (a 40% increase on its 2016 summer schedule).
Elsewhere, Ryanair’s David O’Brien commented, “We are calling on the German government to urge all of its federal employees to use our five-times daily Berlin–Cologne Bonn service to ensure the lowest spend on travel from taxpayers’ money, as well as the most reliable service, and best on-time performance, with our business-friendly schedules. We look forward to discussions with the German governmentwhen this route goes out to tender.”
Berlin Schönefeld Airport’s CEO Karsten Mühlenfeld remarked, “We are pleased that Ryanair is constantly adding to its flight timetable from Berlin Schönefeld. A large number of connections and, above all, frequent flights make Berlin’s airports interesting for holidaymakers and business travellers. We are doing our bit by continuing to expand Schönefeld Airport to cater for the rising passenger numbers and growing air traffic.”